Preventing hospital Readmissions
This is question 1 & 2 Clinical Question
The major cause of hospital readmission is usually due to poor patient education upon discharge (Braet et al., 2016). This means that the discharge process is mostly just an act to ensure the patient leaves but it does not incorporate the relevant information the patient needs. Premature discharging of a patient usually results in readmission of the patient.
Significance of the Problem
Patient readmissions due to lack of patient education on discharge are because as they go home, they do not know how to care for themselves, what they need to avoid when to go for an outpatient visit, how to take their medication and many other categories of information that health workers find themselves omitting (Zematiset al., 2016). This missing information is often what leads to disease or injury, requiring the patient to go back to the hospital.
Does proper patient education upon discharge of admitted patients help in reducing the probability for readmission within the first 30days post-discharge as compared to no patient education?
The purpose of this Paper
The purpose of this paper is to discuss how patient education helps to prevent hospital readmissions. It will focus on the literature review in support of the PICOT question identified above and the search criteria used to find the articles.
Clinical question (I pasted it above)
a. Description of problem
b. Significance of problem
c. Purpose of paper
Description of findings (You need 5 Articles)
a. Summarize basics in the Matrix Table as found in Assignment Documents in e-College. Summarize the basics of each article in a matrix table that appears in the appendix. Let me know if you want me to attach the table.
Reference Example: Smith, Lewis (2013),
What should I eat? A focus for those living with diabetes. Journal of Nursing Education, 1 (4) 111-112.
Purpose Hypothesis Study Question Example: How do educational support groups effect dietary modifications in patients with diabetes?
Variables Independent(I) Dependent(D) Example: D-Dietary modifications I-Education
Study Design Example: Qualitative
Sample Size and Selection Example:N- 18
Convenience sample-selected from local support group in Pittsburgh, PA
Data Collection Methods Example: Focus Groups
Major Findings Example: Support and education improved compliance with dietary modifications.
ii. Methods used
iv. Instruments including reliability and validity
v. Answer to “Purpose” question vi. Identify next step for group
Describe in the body of the paper the following (Same as above but more in depth)
• What concepts have been studied?
• What methods have been used?
• Who are the participants or members of the samples?
• What instruments have been used? Did the authors describe the
reliability and validity?
• How do you answer your original “purpose of this paper” question?
Do the findings of the articles provide evidence for your answers? If so, how? If not, what is still needed to be able to answer your question?
• What is needed for the next step? Identify two questions that can help guide the group’s work.
3. Conclusion of paper
Conclusion: Review major findings in your paper in a summary paragraph.
a. Correct grammar and spelling
b. Use of headings for each section
c. Use of APA format (sixth edition)
d. Page length: three pages
Problem: Includes all elements in a manner that is clearly understood. • Problem description provides focus of the group’s work. • Significance of the problem is clearly stated and supported by current evidence. • Purpose of paper is clearly stated.
Description of Findings: Summary: Summary omits no more than one required item from the Evidence Matrix Table.
Description of Findings: Description:Description includes ALL elements. • What concepts have been studied? • What methods have been used? • Who are the participants or members of the samples? • What instruments have been used? Did the authors describe the reliability and validity? • How do you answer your original “the purpose of this paper” question? Do the findings of the articles provide evidence for your answers? If so, how? If not, what is still needed to be able to answer your question? • What is needed for the next step? Identify two questions that can help guide the group’s work.
Description of Findings: Conclusion: Summary paragraph includes ALL major findings from article. • Independently extracts complex data from a variety of quantitative sources, presents those data in summary form, makes appropriate connections and inferences consistent with the data, and relates them to a larger context. • Recognizes points of view and value assumptions in formulating interpretation of data collected and articulates the point of view in a given situation. • Identifies misrepresentations in the presentation of quantitative data and the logical and empirical fallacies in inferences drawn from data.
Grammar, Spelling, Mechanics, and APA Format
three pages. • Used appropriate APA format and is free of errors. • Includes ALL headings and subheadings as instructed. • Grammar, spelling, and mechanics are free of errors.