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dc.contributor.authorMileski, Michael ( Orcid Icon 0000-0003-1503-6869 )
dc.contributor.authorTopinka, Joseph Baar ( )
dc.contributor.authorLee, Kimberly ( Orcid Icon 0000-0001-8312-6458 )
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Matthew ( )
dc.contributor.authorMcNeil, Christopher ( )
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Jenna ( )
dc.identifier.citationMileski, M., Topinka, J. B., Lee, K., Brooks, M., McNeil, C., & Jackson, J. (2017). An investigation of quality improvement initiatives in decreasing the rate of avoidable 30-day, skilled nursing facility-to-hospital readmissions: A systematic review. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 12, pp. 213-222.en_US

Objectives: The main objective was to investigate the applicability and effectiveness of quality improvement initiatives in decreasing the rate of avoidable 30-day, skilled nursing facility (SNF)-to-hospital readmissions.

Problem: The rate of rehospitalizations from SNF within 30 days of original discharge has increased within the last decade.

Setting: The research team participants conducted a literature review via Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature and PubMed to collect data about quality improvement implemented in SNFs.

Results: The most common facilitator was the incorporation of specialized staff. The most cited barriers were quality improvement tracking and implementation.

Conclusion: These strategy examples can be useful to acute care hospitals attempting to lower bounce back from subacute care providers and long-term care facilities seeking quality improvement initiatives to reduce hospital readmissions.

dc.format.extent10 pages
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dc.publisherDove Pressen_US
dc.sourceClinical Interventions in Aging, 2017, Vol. 12, pp. 213-222.
dc.subjectQuality improvement
dc.subjectSkilled nursing
dc.titleAn Investigation of Quality Improvement Initiatives in Decreasing the Rate of Avoidable 30-day, Skilled Nursing Facility-to-Hospital Readmissions: A Systematic Reviewen_US
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