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HAP Works with Pennsylvania Hospitals to Reduce Preventable Hospital Readmissions

When a patient discharged from a hospital is readmitted within 30 days, it is known as a hospital readmission. Many times hospital readmissions can be avoided.

Readmissions may occur as the result of:

  • Lack of complete understanding and poor communication during the patient discharge process, or during patient transfer to another care setting
  • Lack of patient resources for follow-up care such as medications
  • Challenges caring for a patient with complex needs at home or in other care settings

HAP, through the work of its Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), is working to improve patient care transitions by:

HIIN Goals:

  • Achieve and sustain a 20 percent reduction in 30-day all-cause readmissions

For additional information about participating in the Patient Care Transitions/Readmission initiative or if you have a best practice to share about this initiative, please contact Sandra Abnett, project manager.

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