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Title Clinical Impact at Parkland
Year 2010
Contributor/Contact Chul Ahn
CTSA UT Southwestern
Success Topic Collaboration, Direct clinical impact
Description of Success The BERD Key Function worked with the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation to develop a new strategy to reduce 30-day readmission for heart failure. For every newly admitted patient, an automated model was used to calculate the risk of readmission based on clinical, social, behavioral data extracted from EMR within 24 hours of admission. Patients in the two highest quintiles of risk were assigned to an intensive set of interventions, during hospitalization and follow-up after discharge. This new strategy is now officially implemented at the Parkland Hospital that is a safety-network hospital serving mostly indigenous and minority patients. Overall unadjusted readmission rate for heart failure dropped from 20.2% in the pre-intervention period to 16.4% in the post-intervention period at the Parkland Hospital. Such a reduction in readmission rate puts the Parkland Hospital among the top decile of hospitals nationally.
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Topic revision: r5 - 29 Aug 2011 - 11:28:22 - MaryBanach

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