Hospitalizations Quality Improvement Activity (QIA)
Reducing Hospitalizations Among Kidney Patients
Chronic kidney disease is often associated with significant and burdensome comorbidities (e.g., anemia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease). In addition to health deficits related to health conditions, there can be psychosocial issues that challenge patient health. A patient may be experiencing undiagnosed mental health issues that impact behavior and adherence to treatment and medications as well as the impact of social determinants of health (SDOH), such as an unstable support system or financial problems (e.g., access to food, shelter, transportation). The Network will work with dialysis patients, dialysis providers, and other stakeholders to reduce hospital admissions, 30-day unplanned readmissions, outpatient emergency visits, and COVID-19-related hospitalizations.
2023-24 NATIONAL GOALS:
- Decrease the rate of hospital admissions for a diagnosis on the Primary Diagnosis List.
- Decrease the rate of hospital 30-day unplanned readmissions for a diagnosis on the Primary Diagnosis List.
- Decrease the rate of outpatient emergency department visits for a diagnosis on the Primary Diagnosis List.
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Network 5 Contact
Katelynn Booth, MSN, RN
Phone: (804) 320-0004 x2703