Case Management

Mentor Moment: Helping CHF patients manage their condition and avoid unnecessary readmissions

Case Management Weekly, May 2, 2012

When case managers are looking at patients who are frequently readmitted to their facility within 30 days of their last discharge, chances are they’ll find a lot of chronic heart failure (CHF) patients among them. That’s because CHF patients typically have a higher readmission rate than any other disease, says Jan Lear, RN, CMC, director of case management at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center (MFSMC) in Baltimore.

Some of these hospitalizations are unavoidable as the disease progresses. But in other cases, helping CHF patients better manage their condition can keep them from needing an acute care admission.

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