Boutwell AE. Reduced readmissions: Reform's low-hanging fruit. Healthcare Executive. 2011 Mar/Apr;26(2):86-89.
Reducing readmissions is considered by many in the policy world as low-hanging fruit, suggesting that it should be easy to just make it happen. So, how can your organization pick that fruit off the tree? Based on experience in the STAAR (STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations) initiative, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement recommends seven concepts as key framing opportunities for health care executives.