Avoidable readmissions cost everyone. Hospitals and health systems pay in penalties. Patients pay in outcomes.
Effective care coordination strategies reduce hospital readmissions and repeat ED visits.
In order to impact patient outcomes, increase cost-effectiveness, and address patient satisfaction, hospitals must address three very common problems:
- Most patients don’t understand their discharge instructions.
- Only 7% of U.S. health care organizations fully coordinate care between hospital, post-acute, and home settings.
- $25-$45 billion in health care spending is wasted due to care coordination failure.
Effective, patient-facing coordination strategies are associated with higher hospital ratings, higher patient satisfaction, reduced readmissions, and cost efficiencies.