Interventions for Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates: The Role of Hospice and Palliative Care

The State Action on Avoidable Readmissions (STAAR) initiative is a quality improvement collaborative whose primary goal is to reduce unplanned readmissions.  In this article, published in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, researchers conducted interviews during site visits at hospitals that participate in STAAR to explore if the promotion of hospice and palliative care was used to reduce readmissions and found a positive relationship between the two.


Link to AM J Hosp Palliat Care abstract (7/2016)