Readmission Rate Reductions via Quality Improvement for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients

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Nima Yavuz

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This study inferred that when pharmacists lead patients in self-management via the advance preparation of written action plans, there is likely to be a significant reduction in the rate of readmission. Also, the action plans were found to reflect pharmacists’ crucial role of improving health care service quality or steering patient satisfaction via the avoidance of adverse or sentinel events, besides addressing possible morbidities that could arise from inadequate advance planning at the unit or department level. in future, the study recommends the need for Mercy Medical Center and other healthcare organizations to facilitate pharmacists in a manner that would enable them to lead COPD patients in self-management via the preparation of written action plans.

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