Thursday, March 14, 2013

Community-Based Interventions with hospitals

Community -Based Interventions with hospitals are effective in reducing rehospitilization and hospitalization , according to a recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study, which was implemented via 14 state -based Quality Improvement Organbizations (QIOs) found a six percent coorelation in such reductions.

Systematically coordinated community based efforts with hospitals and other providers to improve the quality-of-care transistion and avoid rehospitalization.

The Communities in the study averaged 5.7% in reduction of hospitalization over the two year period of the study.

Some o fthe succesfful strategies includes: helping pateints and family members become actively engaged in their transitions by keeping a persoanl record, knowing the red flags for trouble, ensuring the recieve the right medications and the right follow-up care.

Adult medical day care centers are such a community based program which workes with hospitals to provide these services.