This is a discussion post. PLEASE USE the textbook below for reference and at least one SCHOLARLY PEER-Review
Patient outcomes are essential to a successful healthcare system. Improvement processes are one way we improve patient outcomes. What would you suggest to decrease re-admissions based on the situation? Has this happened to your facility? How did the facility handle it? Do you have any examples of improved patient outcomes from your nursing practice?
eview the story at the link below before posting to the discussion:
Rau, J. (2015). Half of nation’s hospitals fail again to escape Medicare’s readmission penalties. Kaiser Health News. Retrieved from http://khn.org/news/half-of-nations-hospitals-fail-again-to-escape-medicares-readmission-penalties/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
After you have finished, consider how you would respond to the following situation:
Your local hospital has received notice from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) regarding their readmission rates.
Finkelman, A. (2016). Leadership and management for nurses: Core competencies for quality care (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.