Target Performance Level| Measureable Goal | Existing Performance Level | Target Performance Level
Reducing the hospitalized mortality rate by 10% over 6 months.Current Mortality rate | Reduce the mortality rate among hospitalized patients by 10% in 6 months. | 8.7% mortality rate (current) | 7.83% mortality rate (target)
Readmission Rate | Reduce readmission rates after hospital discharge by 15% over 12 months.| 17.5% readmission rate (current)| 14.88 Readmission rate(target)
This assessment aims to create and implement a plan of action that reduces the readmission and mortality rates of hospitalized patients in ABC Hospital within a certain time frame. It is important that both the outcomes and current performance are benchmarked in order to be able to monitor progress.
For our initial goal, we will focus on reducing the mortality rate among ABC Hospital’s hospitalized patients by 10% within 6 months from its current level of 8.7%. In order to achieve our goal, we need to understand the factors that may contribute most to deaths of patients. This information will then help us create targeted interventions to address issues and risks related directly to those factors.
The second goal set forth in this assessment is aimed at decreasing ABC Hospital’s readmission rates following hospital discharge by 15%, from its current level of 17.5%. Due to the complexities associated with post-discharge care management, it is imperative that effective communication between all involved parties – including healthcare professionals, family members/caregivers and patients themselves – occurs throughout all stages of transition back into community settings.
To achieve the goals above, it is necessary to develop a change plan that includes representatives of key departments such as human resources, finance and administration. Each party must understand their role in relation to each other, as well as how they contribute toward overall success. The specific details contained within such a plan could include things like process mapping or workflow redesign initiatives; creation/implementation of evidence-based protocols or best practice guidelines; utilization of existing data analysis tools (e.g., dashboards); review/modification of existing policies and procedures; introduction/adoption new technologies for improved interdisciplinary collaboration; development/use standardized education materials for staff/patients alike etc.
Periodic assessments are necessary to ensure a successful implementation, track progress and achieve our goals. Data collected in each phase should be compared with predetermined benchmarks. If needed, further adjustments can then be made.
In conclusion, while there are many challenges associated with improving clinical outcomes such as those discussed here today–by taking decisive action through identification & execution upon appropriate opportunities combined with ongoing reassessments & modifications where required–ABC Hospital remains optimistic about its ability meet these targets & improve overall quality & safety standards provided via patient care services moving forward