Repeated hospital admissions create emotional disruption and decreased quality of life for the client. Providers must understand these impacts, as well as the additional significant financial, community and family implications to repeated admissions.
In Part 2 of the series we’ll focus on understanding the process and tools for a successful patient discharge back into the home or community setting.
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Dr. Maureen Wright, an Internal Medicine physician with over 20 years’ experience as a hospitalist for Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Wright has most recently served as Co-Chair of Kaiser’s Regional Operations Quality Group and as Associate Medical Director of Quality for Kaiser’s Northwest Permanente Medical Group. Dr. Wright was Chief of Medical Legal for Northwest Permanente Region for 5 years and Medicaid Medical Director for 6 years.