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Obstructive Lung Diseases: Airways 4 |

Reducing COPD Readmissions: Lessons Learned From a Performance Improvement Project in Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Augusto Cam, RRT; Hector Garcia, RRT; Rene Patino, MD; Luis Moreta-Sainz, MD; Matthew Devine; Oscar Salazar; Huong Nguyen, PhD
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Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, CA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):864A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.964
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SESSION TITLE: Airways 4

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Health systems are faced with the daunting task of adapting and implementing a large array of transitional care interventions designed to ensure the coordination and continuity of care as patients transfer between different locations and levels of care. The purpose of this study, based within one medical center of a large integrated health system with a robust electronic medical record, was to describe lessons learned from a two-year, performance improvement project that aimed to optimize care for patients admitted with a COPD exacerbation.

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