These two readmission statistics speak for themselves

How engaged are your patients? If they're not engaged at discharge, how do you plan to engage them?

 

1. 78% of patients released from the ER do not understand their diagnosis, their ER treatment, home care instructions, or warning signs of when to return to the hospital. – Annals of Emergency Medicine, June 2000

 

2. At discharge, only 42% of patients are able to state their diagnosis, and 37% are able to state the purpose of all of their medications. – Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 2005