Project BOOST is a mentored-implementation, quality-improvement project.
Almost every hospitalist knows what it’s like to see a familiar face that of a patient back in the hospital. Hundreds of hospitals across the country are learning that readmissions not only are a drain on hospitals and hospitalists, but they’re also preventable.
Now, thanks to the next cohort of SHM’s Project BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older Adults through Safe Transitions), which starts in October, even more hospitals can participate in this nationally recognized program to help reduce readmissions.
Sept. 1 is the deadline for Project BOOST applications, but now is the time to begin assembling applications. The Project BOOST application requires letters of support from hospital leadership and other elements that make last-minute applications difficult, if not impossible.
Project BOOST is a mentored-implementation, quality-improvement (QI) project. Here is what the program offers:
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