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Riverside Tappahannock Hospital Lowers Readmission Rates For COPD Patients

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This article profiles the promising practices of a Virginia hospital that lowered its 30-day COPD readmissions rate from 21.6 percent to 6.7 percent over two years. Their readmissions reduction program included the formation of an ongoing “Patient Care Coordination Council” and the development of targeted patient education materials and action plans.

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Citation: Riverside Tappahannock Hospital Lowers Readmission Rates For COPD Patients. Riverside website. http://www.riversideonline.com/about_riverside/news/pr040115.cfm. Published April 1, 2015. Accessed January 26, 2017.
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