Date: May 7, 2009
- Amy Boutwell, MD, Content Director, IHI
- Thomas H. Lee, PhD, CEO, Partners Community Healthcare, Inc.
No one welcomes a return trip to the hospital once you’ve been sent home. And that’s certainly not what health care providers intend. Yet, for a significant number of patients, bouncing back into the hospital happens all too frequently — for costly reasons that could be better anticipated and avoided. So, how do you reduce hospital readmissions, especially in a notoriously fragmented health care system? Guests Amy Boutwell and Tom Lee join WIHI host Madge Kaplan to discuss this important issue.