COLLABORATIVE REDUCING HOSPITAL READMISSIONS CELEBRATES SUCCESS
Summit Marks Achievement of Avoiding 6,471 Hospitalizations, Saving More Than $62 Million
OAKLAND, CA, May 6, 2014 – More than 300 participants from nearly all of the San Francisco Bay Area hospitals are gathering today to assess and celebrate the growing momentum to take a collaborative approach to reducing readmission. An innovative initiative called ARC (Avoid Readmissions through Collaboration) helped 27 California hospitals—most of them in the Bay Area—decrease readmission rates by 13% between 2011 and 2013, avoiding 6,471 hospitalizations and saving more than $62 million.
ARC PROJECT REDUCES SF HOSPITAL READMISSIONS 11%
Collaborative Effort Avoids 3,300 Hospitalizations, Saves $32 Million
OAKLAND, CA, April 24, 2013 – San Francisco Bay Area hospitals participating in an innovative initiative called ARC (Avoid Readmissions through Collaboration) reduced the number of discharged patients readmitted to hospitals in 2011 and 2012 by more than 3,300, saving an estimated $32 million in medical costs. This is an 11% reduction compared to 2010, putting ARC more than one-third of the way to its goal of reducing readmissions 30% by the end of 2013.
ARC Readmissions held an event on 4/24/13 in Oakland, California to discuss readmission reduction strategies that go “beyond hospital walls”. The Press Release for this event was released in the Wall Street Journal Today and Business Wire.
Wall Street Journal
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