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Authors

  1. ESSLINGER, EVE BSN, MS
  2. KEVECH, MISTY RN, BS Ed, MS, COS-C
  3. ANDERSON, DONNA PhD, RN
  4. KNOWLES, BETHANY BS

Abstract

Home health agencies are in a position to respond to patient and healthcare system needs by implementing strategies targeted at reducing avoidable hospitalizations. Many different interventions exist that home care agencies can use in achieving the national goal to reduce avoidable acute care hospitalizations. This article provides an overview of the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign and the efforts directed toward this initiative. This overview explains the 4 best practices explored in depth by the campaign participants.