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Short Takes – Mobile Integrated Health Reduces Re-Admission Rates

January 24, 2020 • Ed Comeau

In this episode of Short Takes we talk with Joseph Casciotti from Harris County, Texas, about the program he’ll be presenting on at The Vision 20/20 Model Performance in CRR Symposium. You can learn more and register at The Harris County program utilizes the Mobile Integrated Health/Community Paramedicine program to conduct patient follow up to reduce re-admission rates in patients discharged from acute care hospitals with a diagnosis of STEMI/NSTEMI. Patients were managed on a voluntary outpatient basis to ensure medications were taken as prescribed, discharge instructions were followed, and followup with physicians and cardiac rehab were conducted as ordered by the physician. Patients approached but refusing participation had a 12% readmission rate to the hospital within 30 days of discharge while those agreeing to participate in the program had a 4% readmission rate. The participants not readmitted continued to remain out of the hospital months later.

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