Tip to reduce asthma readmissions: Educate patients prior to discharge
Informative article in Healthcare Finance News describing how readmission rates at three months for children hospitalized with acute asthma dropped when families received comprehensive education prior to discharge, according to research published in the Journal of Pediatrics. In fact, it was the only single component of discharge bundles that was strongly associated with lowered readmissions.
Research study: Impact of Discharge Components on Readmission Rates for Children Hospitalized with Asthma. Journal of Pediatrics: http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(17)31618-9/fulltext