Logan Reduces ED Visits and Readmits with Chronic Disease Integrated Nurse Practitioner Care Model
Categories: Innovation, Readmissions |
Posted: 10/03/2016 |
Logan Hospital was experiencing long wait times for chronic disease specialist appointments and was also relying too much on the ED for suboptimal care. To remedy the above issues a chronic disease nurse practitioner clinic was established.
The clinic offers comprehensive patient assessments, exercise/lifestyle programs, coordinated approach to healthcare and telephone follow-up.
Since implementing the clinic in June of 2014 96% patients attended their scheduled appointments, 78% had no Emergency Department visits related to their chronic disease and only 5% required hospital admission.
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