Project RED (Re-Engineered Discharge) is an evidenced-based approach to improving the discharge process so that patients are well prepared to leave the hospital. The project is focused on reducing preventable readmissions. Project RED was originally developed in 2006 at Boston University Medical Center by Brian Jack, M.D. through research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). In 2007, the National Quality Forum (NQF) adopted Project RED as one of the evidence-based national “Safe Practices for Better Healthcare.” In late 2009, AHRQ contracted with the Joint Commission Resources to assist hospitals implement the Project RED intervention.
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