IHI announces initiative to reduce rehospitalization

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

May 20, 2009

Similar to the CMS Care Transitions Project launched in April, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has announced its State Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations Initiative (STAAR) in conjunction with The Commonwealth Fund.

The initiative, launched on May 1, aims to work at first with payors, hospitals, and patients in Michigan, Massachusetts, and Washington and will branch out as the project continues into the summer. The project will focus on transitions of care, and specifically at patient discharge from the hospital, in its first year of existence.

To read more about the initiative, click here.