B4: Reducing readmission

Friday, 25th August

Concern is growing internationally over care setting transitions, as healthcare quality and safety concerns with moves and moving from place to place are becoming more evident. One speaker will highlight improved hospital discharge processes as a necessary measure to prevent the need for hospital readmissions. The second speaker will focus on reducing the need to move, often repeatedly, from homes and nursing homes to hospitals for needed end-of-life care.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand issues and concerns arising with care setting transitions.

  • Report evidence-based mechanisms to reduce the need for hospital readmissions among select chronically-ill patients.

  • Know what may be done to prevent the need for end-of-life moving and moves involving hospitals.

Donna Wilson, Professor, University of Alberta, Canada
Shaista Meghani, Nurse Specialist, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan