Hospital at Homesm Care Reduces Costs, Readmissions, and Complications and Enhances Satisfaction for Elderly Patients
Hospital at Homesm provides hospital-level care in a patient's home as a full substitute for acute hospital care for selected conditions common among seniors.
Daily Intensive Care Unit Team Communication Enhances Provider Understanding of Care Goals, Reduces Length of Stay
Intensive care unit clinicians developed a standardized communication process based on a daily goals form that prompts clinicians to evaluate and document the patient's current status, design a care plan, and outline daily tasks, thereby increasing clinician understanding of daily care goals.
Health Plan and Psychiatric Hospitals Reduce Readmissions by Reviewing Data and Developing Strategies to Improve Postdischarge Care
A partnership between a health plan and psychiatric hospitals focuses on sharing of quarterly data, case reviews, and deployment of specific strategies to improve postdischarge care, leading to significant reductions in readmissions, inpatient days, and costs.
Multifaceted Hospital Program Implemented Over a Decade Leads to Lower Nurse Turnover and Length of Stay, Improved Patient Outcomes, and Enhanced Revenues
Over a 10-year period, Hackensack University Medical Center designed a set of strategies to improve nurse satisfaction, reduce length of stay, and enhance case management for selected conditions, leading to improvements including reductions in nurse turnover and length of stay.
Team-Administered Protocol Encourages Mobility in Respiratory Intensive Care Unit Patients, Leading to Shorter Length of Stay
A hospital protocol that encourages early mobility by respiratory intensive care unit patients reduced length of stay, both in the intensive care unit and overall.
The Hospital Overcrowding Web site includes resources on overcrowding, including the "full capacity protocol," which guides the movement of patients when the hospital is full, addressing high hospital census in a distributive and safe fashion.