Reducing 30-Day Readmissions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Reducing 30-Day Readmissions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Medsurg Nurs. 2016 Nov;25(6):403-407 Authors: Harris S, Lang B, Percy RE, Patronas C Abstract A quality improvement project to reduce 30-day readmissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is described. A telephone assessment using the Medical Research Council Scale was completed within the first 5 days after discharge in patients with a diagnosis of COPD to evaluate dyspnea level. PMID: 30304606 [PubMed]
Source: Medsurg Nursing : Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses - Category: Nursing Tags: Medsurg Nurs Source Type: research

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