32 – Chronic Disease Management Reduces Readmissions

Nationally, approximately 700,000 hospitalizations occur each year with the principle diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). One in five patients are readmitted within 30 days. Even with a national cost between $9,000 and $12,000 for each of these readmission, evidence-based measures that improve patient outcomes and decrease readmissions for COPD are largely lacking.

This presentation will review MultiCare Health System’s strategy and approach to improve and standardize patient care processes for patients with COPD. Learn how MultiCare leveraged the power of their clinical collaborative and analytics to create a best practice bundle that resulted in a 16.5 percent reduction in readmission rates and saved costs for this patient population.

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