Birk S. Reducing hospital readmissions. Healthcare Executive. 2012 Mar/Apr;27(2):17-24.
Reducing avoidable hospital readmissions takes collaboration among a full range of health care settings and stakeholders beyond the "hospital walls," and requires understanding and attending to the experiences of patients over time, across settings. This article describes how some are working to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions, including organizations participating in the IHI-led STAAR initiative.