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Activity Steps


Socioeconomic disparities contribute to hospital readmissions. These readmissions decrease quality of life for patients and increase the burdens on caregivers. They also increase health care costs. This quality improvement project identified how hospitals could partner with patients at high risk for readmission and their caregivers to decrease readmissions.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Explain risk factors for patients at high risk for readmission and the rationale for preventing 30-day hospital readmissions.
  2. Describe the methods and results of the quality improvement (QI) project designed to reduce 30-day hospital readmissions.
  3. Identify the authors' QI project outcomes and interventions that were used by discharge planners for reducing 30-day hospital readmissions.

Learning Outcomes

Seventy-five percent of participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of targeted discharge planning for high-risk readmissions focused on patients and caregivers to reduce 30-day hospital readmissions by achieving a posttest score of 70% or greater.
Price: $27.95


  • NAHQ 3.0 CEH

This continuing education (CE) activity is provided by Lippincott Professional Development and has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for 3.0 CPHQ CE Hours. CPHQ CE Hours are based on a 60-minute hour. This CE is approved for meeting requirements for certification renewal.

Test Code: PCM0323BHQ
Published: Mar/Apr 2023
Expires: 3/1/2024
Required Passing Score: 8/10 (80%)
Authors: Eunice Park-Clinton, DNP, MSN, MBE, RN; Susan Renda, DNP, ANP-BC, CDCES, FNAP, FAAN; Flint Wang, MD