The capstone project reports the risk factors causing unplanned hospital readmission of vascular patients as well as the effects on healthcare cost. The methods for determining the risk factors include clinical indicators for risk prediction process, and the STAAR (State Action on Avoidable Rehospitalization) initiatives, which can be used as healthcare improvement projects to facilitate the cross-continuum team. The findings indicate a relationship between the patient’s engagement in the lower extremity vascular procedure, and effectiveness of follow-up after surgery in the reduction of hospital readmission and healthcare cost. Potential strategies to prevent the risk factors for readmission of vascular patients and to reduce the healthcare cost are discussed. Presenting unplanned readmission for vascular patients and reducing the cost associated with readmission is important for senior leaders and policy makers to improve health care outcome.
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health sciences, Public health, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Healthcare cost, Patient level needs, Preventable readmission, Quality improvement process, Readmission reduction program|
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