Simple rules that reduce hospital readmission.

Thomas E. Kottke

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To overcome system failures, health care organizations must implement a few simple rules of complex adaptive systems. I describe Transition in Care, Kaiser Permanente Southern California's program to reduce hospital readmissions, as an example of a program design that meets the principles of complex adaptive systems and enumerate five rules, which must be followed if a health system is to create value for their stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalThe Permanente journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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