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Analysis of readmissions in a mobile integrated health transitional care program using root cause analysis and common cause analysis.

Buitrago I, Seidl KL, Gingold DB, et al. Analysis of readmissions in a mobile integrated health transitional care program using root cause analysis and common cause analysis. J Healthc Qual. 2022;44(3):169-177. doi: 10.1097/jhq.0000000000000328

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May 25, 2022
Buitrago I, Seidl KL, Gingold DB, et al. J Healthc Qual. 2022;44(3):169-177.

Reducing hospital 30-day readmissions is seen as a way to improve safety and reduce costs. Baltimore City mobile integrated health and community paramedicine (MIH-CP) was designed to improve transitional care from hospital to home. After one year in operation, MIH-CP performed a chart review to determine causes of readmission among patients in the program. Root cause analysis indicated that at least one social determinant of health (e.g., health literacy) played a role in preventable readmissions; the program was modified to improve transitional care.

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Buitrago I, Seidl KL, Gingold DB, et al. Analysis of readmissions in a mobile integrated health transitional care program using root cause analysis and common cause analysis. J Healthc Qual. 2022;44(3):169-177. doi: 10.1097/jhq.0000000000000328