Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
This document is intended to provide a sampling of the range of effective programs underway to reduce avoidable rehospitalizations across the US. The 15 programs highlighted in this document are all very promising approaches to improve patient care. For purposes of clarity, the programs that have documented, peer-reviewed evidence of success in reducing rehospitalizations are distinguished from other programs with less rigorous levels of evidence available to date.
The companion document, Effective Interventions to Reduce Rehospitalizations: A Survey of the Published Evidence, reviews the published literature on effective interventions to reduce avoidable rehospitalizations.
This survey was conducted as part of the work of the STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) initiative.