Promoting Good Health Outcomes through Encouragement of Patient Engagement via the Role of Discharge Facilitator

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Identifier R_SGEfGbEwgUvC8z7_2019_Patient_Facilitator_abstract_EBPF2019
Title Promoting Good Health Outcomes through Encouragement of Patient Engagement via the Role of Discharge Facilitator
Creator Angeliqua Pochert, MS; Jeff Yancey, PhD; Peter Hannon, MD
Description Discharge from the hospital is a vulnerable time for stroke patients and evidence shows that patients are at significant risk for adverse events including low medication adherence, worsening symptoms, and re-hospitalization. Currently, the University of Utah Neurology inpatient service has no standard procedure to assist patient transition from inpatient to outpatient care. The purpose of this project was to determine if implementing a discharge facilitator could improve continuation of care after discharge by establishing personal contact with patients, facilitating follow-up appointments, and reconciling discharge instructions with patient adherence after discharge.
Subject Stroke Patients; Patient Engagement; Discharge Facilitator
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2019
Date Digital 2019
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6r25g89
Relation is Part of 2019 Evidence Based Practice Posters
Format application/pdf
Setname ehsl_ebp
Date Created 2019-04-29
Date Modified 2019-07-09
ID 1423271
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6r25g89
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