Browsing Category: Hospital Discharge Planning

Re-admissions to hospital from the perspective of pre-hospital specialists – Paramedics

The BC Medical Journal recently published a study showing that the rate of BC patients readmitted to hospitals within a short time after they had been discharged is well above the national average, and that Vancouver Coastal Health’s readmission rate is the second highest for health regions in the province. As a 30-year paramedic, this […]

Patients and family members have a role in preventing hospital readmission

Recent reports that BC has the second highest re-admission rate after hospitalization of any province in the country comes as no surprise. Patient Pathways, an independent patient navigation and advocacy company, are often called in when crises related to hospital readmissions occur. Discharge Planning is the most important part of hospitalization. Patients and loved ones […]