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Designing and Delivering Whole-Person Transitional Care: Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions.
Boutwell A, Bourgoin A , Maxwell J, DeAngelis K, Genetti S, Savuto M, Snow J. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2016. AHRQ Publication No.16-0047-EF.
This toolkit provides information for hospitals to help reduce preventable readmissions among Medicaid patients. Building on hospital experience with utilizing the materials since 2014, this updated guide explains how to determine root causes for readmissions, evaluate existing interventions, develop a set of improvement strategies, and optimize care transition processes.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Health literacy is important for effective care communications and safe medication use. This toolkit provides resources associated with medication therapy management and patient health literacy. Materials include health literacy assessments and guidance for prescription medicine instructions. A past PSNet perspective discussed the role of health literacy in patient safety.
Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust; July 2013.
Tools/Toolkit > Toolkit
Kaprielian VS, Sullivan DT, eds. Chapel Hill, NC: Josie King Foundation; Duke University School of Medicine; 2013.
Tools/Toolkit > Multi-use Website
National SCIP Partnership, Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, 14000 Quail Springs Parkway, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK, 73134.
This initiative aims to build a national community of health care facilities that will work to collectively reduce surgical complications by 25% by the year 2010.
Tools/Toolkit > Toolkit
Building the Future for Patient Safety: Developing Consumer Champions—A Workshop and Resource Guide.
Chicago, IL: Consumers Advancing Patient Safety; 2007.
This guide describes the Consumers Advancing Patient Safety workshop process, which can be adapted and used to help consumers become active partners in patient safety work. Resources to be used during a workshop are also provided.
Audiovisual > Slideset
Denver, CO: Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN); 2005.
This toolkit focuses on medication error in the surgical unit and includes self-assessments, a poster, pocket guide, and educational CD-ROM. Contact hours are available to nurses for successful completion.