There are inconsistencies in treating inpatients with community acquired pneumonia (CAP) and providing adequate post discharge follow-up contributing to significant hospital re-admission rates and increased healthcare costs. Will the use of a pneumonia pathway decrease hospital re-admissions and healthcare costs? Our null hypothesis for this study was that the use of a pneumonia care pathway will have no significant effect on hospital readmission rates.
Recommended CitationAsh, Melissa; Glynn, Brian; Romeo, Silvana; Black, Zenobia; Adams, Ashley; Dutil, Bridget; Malloy, Raymond; and Kelly, Maribeth, "Effects of a Pneumonia Pathway on Hospital Readmission Rates" (2013). Department of Nursing papers and presentations. Paper 11.