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Authors

  1. Hoskins, Lois M. PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Duffy, Joanne R. DNSc, RN, CCRN

Abstract

This article describes the process used by one performance improvement committee to analyze comprehensive assessment data, including OASIS data, and relate it to nursing activities described in the clinical nursing notes. The end goal was to improve, or decrease, the hospital readmission rate of their patients with heart failure. The fit between patient characteristics and the plan of care described and delivered in two groups was evaluated. Differences in patient characteristics and nursing documentation of outcomes provided the data for remediation and for testing of a new intervention.