How to Pick and Get the Most Out of a Readmissions Risk and Needs Assessment Tool

Imagine two patients, both discharged to their home after being treated at a hospital.

Mary is an elderly woman with congestive heart failure and mild cognitive impairment, whose strong support network is available to help cook, clean, and drive her to follow-up appointments with doctors. However, her network is only available to help a couple hours each day.

The other patient, Tom, was discharged home with his wife after a colostomy without supplies, and he was unsure how to empty or change his bag.

If you had to guess, which one would you say was readmitted to the hospital?

Read full article here