Accreditation

Hospital educates patients on dangers of PAD

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, March 1, 2010

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Hospitals look for ways to improve patient education all the time. Once in a while, this education pays dividends on multiple levels—like the case of Parrish Medical Center in Boca Raton, FL, where an education program on Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) not only caught a significant portion of the facility’s constituency had PAD, but also increased downstream revenue by nearly $500,000.

The program’s original intent was to raise community awareness, standardize treatment, document outcome measures, and increase communication among those working with Parrish who provided care for PAD patients.

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