Family caregivers leave no stone unturned to provide proper care and improve the patient’s health. Despite the hard work, many times patients are readmitted to the hospital within 15-30 days. And, it’s not wrong to say the going back to the hospital is hard for patients as well as caregivers.
If you’re looking for readmission solutions, here are some methods to reduce hospital readmission and improve the quality of care.
Check All Vital Signs Before Discharging The Patient
According to a study, conducted by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, one in five discharged patients from the hospital with at least one unstable vital sign is at risk of readmission or death. Therefore, it’s important to assess the stability of vital signs before giving green light to patients for hospital discharge.
Enhanced Transitional Care
Quality transitional care significantly reduces the chances of hospital readmissions. It includes skilled care, dietary planning, nutritional counseling, physical therapy, and more. Transitional care is utterly important and useful to patients with chronic conditions. According to BMC Health Services Research, patients who receive transitional care after hospital discharge are less likely to have readmission.
Discharge education is essential to ensure both caregiver and patient understand follow post-care directions. Any misunderstanding and misinformation greatly increase the risk of hospital readmission in the near future. Several organizations implement the ‘tech-back’ method, in which patients have to explain care instructions to medical providers. According to the Journal of Patient Safety, this teach-back method reduces the chances of readmission by up to 40%.
These mentioned strategies are surefire hospital readmission solutions. Get in touch with Transitional Care Services to receive quality post-discharge care by experienced medical professionals. We promote customized care plans and round-the-close home assistance until the patient is completely safe from hospital readmission and fully recovered.