Why:

The Avoid Readmissions through Collaboration (ARC) included hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, community-based organizations, home health, medical groups, retail pharmacists and others in a cross-continuum approach to reducing readmissions.

Results:

A total of 26 San Francisco Bay Area Hospitals and their partners prevented 13,911 avoidable readmissions, resulting in $133 million in cost savings during this five-year project.