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PROVIDING TEAM BASED CARE AFTER HOSPITAL DISCHARGE DID NOT REDUCE READMISSION RATES OR DEATHS

INTRO:After patients leave the hospital, many can experience complications and may even require readmission. In the United States, hospitals can face financial penalties if readmission rates for Medicare patients are too high. A new study examined whether providing elements of care that patients receive while in the hospital, after they are discharged, would help to reduce readmission rates and deaths. Catherine Dolf explains in this week’s JAMA Report.

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Jean cooking at stove

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JEAN STAGG HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF THE HOSPITAL ABOUT SEVEN TIMES THIS YEAR.

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SOT/FULL Super@:05 Jean Stagg – Virtual Ward Patient Runs:06
“I was out like one day and I was back in again and I was out a couple of days, I was back in again.”

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SOT/FULL Super@:10 Irfan Dhalla, M.D., M.Sc., – St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Runs:05
“A lot of patients run into problems after they leave the hospital. It can be a very confusing time.”

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Dr. Dhalla walking into office, sitting at table with co-workers, gurney being pushed down hall, women sitting at table

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DR.IRFAN (Ear-Fahn) DHALLA (Dah-Lah) FROM ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL IN TORONTO AND CO-AUTHORS EXAMINED WHETHER OR NOT A NEW MODEL OF CARE KNOWN AS THE VIRTUAL WARD WOULD HELP KEEP PATIENTS FROM BEING READMITTED. THIS IS THE VIRTUAL WARD AT WOMEN’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL IN TORONTO.

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“…so that we know sort of prognosis and then what my transition plan will be…”

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Various shots of women at table

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THE TEAM MEETS DAILY TO DISCUSS PATIENTS BEING DISCHARGED AND PATIENTS WHO ARE ALREADY BACK HOME.

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SOT/FULL Super@ :40 Irfan Dhalla, M.D., M.Sc., – St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Runs:08
“The idea was to produce a sort of customized care plan that would be exactly right for that particular patient.”

(Video covering middle of bite: woman writing notes)

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Patient in wheelchair leaving hospital, pan to woman on phone

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NEARLY TWO THOUSAND DISCHARGED PATIENTS WERE FOLLOWED OVER THE COURSE OF THE FOUR YEAR STUDY. HALF THE PATIENTS RECEIVED CARE FROM THE VIRTUAL WARD THAT INCLUDED, CONTACT BY PHONE…

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NATSO/FULL Runs:03
“…how have things been going since you’ve come home from the hospital?…”

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Doctor looking at computer and records, Jean sitting at table talking with health care worker

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…COORDINATING CARE WITH A PATIENT’S PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR ALONG WITH CLINIC AND HOME VISITS.

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NATSO/FULL Runs: 05
“…where do you think you’d put your overall health on that scale from one to 100 today…I’d say maybe 75…”

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SOT/FULL Super@ 1:10 Irfan Dhalla, M.D., M.Sc., – St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Runs:05
“We didn’t reduce readmissions or deaths after discharge nearly as much as we had hoped.”

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JAMA COVER

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THE STUDY APPEARS IN JAMA, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

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SOT/FULL Super@1:19 Irfan Dhalla, M.D., M.Sc., – St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Runs:10
“We really didn’t see a significant reduction at 30 days after discharge, 90 days after discharge, six months or one year after discharge.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: patient leaving the hospital)

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Patient in hospital bed

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MOST OF THE PATIENTS IN THE STUDY WERE OLDER AND AT HIGHER RISK FOR READMISSION.

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NATSO/FULL Runs:01
“…want me to do that for a little while…”

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Jean in kitchen with sister

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JEAN IS FEELING BETTER AND IS NOW LIVING WITH HER SISTER AND THEIR DOG, RUSTY.

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NATSO/FULL Runs:02
“…get the baby…give me the baby…”

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Jean playing with Rusty

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SHE SAYS HER EXPERIENCE WITH THE VIRTUAL WARD WAS A GOOD ONE.

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SOT/FULL Super@1:44 Jean Stagg – Virtual Ward Patient Runs:05
“It makes you feel like somebody cares, really cares for you.”

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Jean on couch with Rusty

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CATHERINE DOLF, THE JAMA REPORT.

TAG: STUDY AUTHORS SAY THIS TRIAL MAY HAVE SOME IMPLICATIONS FOR THOSE INVOLVED IN SETTING UP PROGRAMS THAT PENALIZE HOSPITALS FOR HIGHER READMISSION RATES.

INTRO:After patients leave the hospital, many can experience complications and may even require readmission. In the United States, hospitals can face financial penalties if readmission rates for Medicare patients are too high. A new study examined whether providing elements of care that patients receive while in the hospital, after they are discharged, would help to reduce readmission rates and deaths. Catherine Dolf explains in this week’s JAMA Report.

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Jean cooking at stove

AUDIO
VO
JEAN STAGG HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF THE HOSPITAL ABOUT SEVEN TIMES THIS YEAR.

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super@:05 Jean Stagg – Virtual Ward Patient Runs:06
“I was out like one day and I was back in again and I was out a couple of days, I was back in again.”

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super@:10 Irfan Dhalla, M.D., M.Sc., – St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Runs:05
“A lot of patients run into problems after they leave the hospital. It can be a very confusing time.”

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Dr. Dhalla walking into office, sitting at table with co-workers, gurney being pushed down hall, women sitting at table

AUDIO
VO
DR.IRFAN (Ear-Fahn) DHALLA (Dah-Lah) FROM ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL IN TORONTO AND CO-AUTHORS EXAMINED WHETHER OR NOT A NEW MODEL OF CARE KNOWN AS THE VIRTUAL WARD WOULD HELP KEEP PATIENTS FROM BEING READMITTED. THIS IS THE VIRTUAL WARD AT WOMEN’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL IN TORONTO.

AUDIO
NATSO/FULL Runs: 05
“…so that we know sort of prognosis and then what my transition plan will be…”

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Various shots of women at table

AUDIO
VO
THE TEAM MEETS DAILY TO DISCUSS PATIENTS BEING DISCHARGED AND PATIENTS WHO ARE ALREADY BACK HOME.

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super@ :40 Irfan Dhalla, M.D., M.Sc., – St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Runs:08
“The idea was to produce a sort of customized care plan that would be exactly right for that particular patient.”

(Video covering middle of bite: woman writing notes)

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Patient in wheelchair leaving hospital, pan to woman on phone

AUDIO
VO
NEARLY TWO THOUSAND DISCHARGED PATIENTS WERE FOLLOWED OVER THE COURSE OF THE FOUR YEAR STUDY. HALF THE PATIENTS RECEIVED CARE FROM THE VIRTUAL WARD THAT INCLUDED, CONTACT BY PHONE…

AUDIO
NATSO/FULL Runs:03
“…how have things been going since you’ve come home from the hospital?…”

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Doctor looking at computer and records, Jean sitting at table talking with health care worker

AUDIO
VO
…COORDINATING CARE WITH A PATIENT’S PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR ALONG WITH CLINIC AND HOME VISITS.

AUDIO
NATSO/FULL Runs: 05
“…where do you think you’d put your overall health on that scale from one to 100 today…I’d say maybe 75…”

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super@ 1:10 Irfan Dhalla, M.D., M.Sc., – St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Runs:05
“We didn’t reduce readmissions or deaths after discharge nearly as much as we had hoped.”

GXF FULL
JAMA COVER

AUDIO
VO
THE STUDY APPEARS IN JAMA, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super@1:19 Irfan Dhalla, M.D., M.Sc., – St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Runs:10
“We really didn’t see a significant reduction at 30 days after discharge, 90 days after discharge, six months or one year after discharge.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: patient leaving the hospital)

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Patient in hospital bed

AUDIO
VO
MOST OF THE PATIENTS IN THE STUDY WERE OLDER AND AT HIGHER RISK FOR READMISSION.

AUDIO
NATSO/FULL Runs:01
“…want me to do that for a little while…”

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Jean in kitchen with sister

AUDIO
VO
JEAN IS FEELING BETTER AND IS NOW LIVING WITH HER SISTER AND THEIR DOG, RUSTY.

AUDIO
NATSO/FULL Runs:02
“…get the baby…give me the baby…”

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Jean playing with Rusty

AUDIO
VO
SHE SAYS HER EXPERIENCE WITH THE VIRTUAL WARD WAS A GOOD ONE.

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super@1:44 Jean Stagg – Virtual Ward Patient Runs:05
“It makes you feel like somebody cares, really cares for you.”

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Jean on couch with Rusty

AUDIO
VO
CATHERINE DOLF, THE JAMA REPORT.

TAG: STUDY AUTHORS SAY THIS TRIAL MAY HAVE SOME IMPLICATIONS FOR THOSE INVOLVED IN SETTING UP PROGRAMS THAT PENALIZE HOSPITALS FOR HIGHER READMISSION RATES.

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