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Preventing Readmissions

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Preventing Readmissions

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded September 26, 2015

Patients are frequently admitted and readmitted from the acute care setting. In the new ACO environment, acute care providers will have to do their part to reduce the number patients being readmitted either back to an acute care setting or even the hospital. What can acute care providers do on the front end, during their care visit, while admitted or after they are departed in order to reduce readmissions? The purpose of this presentation is to provide information to why patients get readmitted, exam alternatives sites of care and understand approaches to reduce readmissions.
Learning Objectives:
  • How can Urgent Care Centers contribute to reducing readmissions

  • Review of patient subsets
  • Examine the role of Urgent Care Centers in preventing admissions

  • Analyze methods that can be used in the Urgent Care Centers to reduce readmissions
  • Review methods that can be used in the Urgent Care Centers to reduce admissions

Disclosures: The above faculty had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Bio:

Leslie Zun, MD

Leslie S. Zun, M.D., M.B.A. is the System Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Sinai Health System in Chicago, Illinois and Chairman & Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Illinois. His background includes a medical degree (M.D.) from Rush Medical College and a business degree (M.B.A.) from Northwestern University's JL Kellogg School of Management. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Zun was a chief operating officer and acting chief executive officer for a 200 bed hospital in Chicago. Dr Zun’s research interests include healthcare administration, violence prevention and behavioral emergencies. His publications have addressed the administration of the hospitals and emergency departments, physicians’ bonus and incentive plans and quality improvement topics. He has presented his research and lectured on these topics both nationally and internationally. He is a board member of American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the President Elect for the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry. He is the chief editor of the Behavioral Emergencies for Emergency Physicians textbook and course director for the past five years for the National Update on Behavioral Emergencies conference.

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.

Submitting for Credit:  

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