publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Communication and Framing Effects on Pneumonia Readmission Reduction

Halpin, Angela P.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
AbstractAs the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, pneumonia (PN) is relevant to the health of the elderly and the young. Accountability for readmission is part of the Affordable Care Act’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (RRP), which levies penalty costs for readmissions. RRPs influence patients with pneumonia, accounting for over 1.1M discharges and comprising 18.5% of all readmissions. Since pneumonia is one of the targets of the RRP, this research proposes that purposeful communication using framing effects can motivate patients to make decisions with providers for care post discharge and can prevent readmissions. Communication strate...
free text keywords: Nursing, Social psychology, Framed Messages, Pneumonia, Readmission
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