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Discharge Folders

Prevent Costly Readmissions

Lower readmission rates, improve patient outcomes and increase HCAHPS scores with high-quality discharge folders. These patient folders help hospitals organize patient information about diagnosis, medications, discharge planning and hospital resources.

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Staggering Numbers

High Cost of Readmissions

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 75% of readmissions are preventable. These unplanned readmissions can lead to increased costs for hospitals and health care organizations. In some cases, the medical bills may never be paid or reimbursed. In others, Medicare may levy fines for excessive three-day readmission rates. In those situations, this can translate to:

  • Fines as high as 3% of a provider’s Medicare reimbursement
  • $10,000 to $15,000 in added expenses for every avoidable readmission

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Discharge 411

A Comprehensive Reference

One of the most common complaints from discharged patients is that they do not believe their condition or prescriptions are properly explained. Patients frequently leave the hospital feeling confused about how to manage their recovery. Complicated medication regiments combined with other discharge instructions can make it difficult for patients to maintain compliance and recover appropriately. Providing patients with a well-organized discharge folder that serves as a comprehensive reference when they leave the hospital opens an opportunity for improving outcomes, reducing hospital readmissions and increasing HCAHPS scores.

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Post Care Benefits

Improving Patient Outcomes

Empower patients to manage their own care with discharge folders. By preparing one source for appointment dates and times, discharge instructions, phone numbers and medication schedules, healthcare providers help patients to be prepared throughout the healing process.

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At the same time, discharge folders help:
With discharge folders, healthcare providers can:
With discharge folders, healthcare providers can:
With discharge folders, healthcare providers can:

  • Drive patient satisfaction
  • Reinforce the organization’s brand
  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Organize discharge information
  • Avoid excessive readmission rates
  • Increase HCAHPS scores
  • Inform patients and families
With discharge folders, healthcare providers can:

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Discharge Folders Product Description

Healthcare Discharge Folders are branded tools that help hospitals organize patient information about diagnosis, required or recommended continued care and available hospital resources. Effective use of the hospital folders can prevent readmissions, improve outcomes, and increase HCAHPS scores.

An estimated 75% of readmissions are preventable. Nearly 20% of elderly patients are readmitted within 30 days, and 2/3 of unplanned readmission were due to adverse drug effects.
United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

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