Ohio Pharmacist Association Conference Presentation
Pharmacist Discharge Planning in Skilled Nursing Facilities to Reduce Readmissions
Casondra Kleven, PharmD – University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
Utilization of skilled nursing facilities (SNF) has grown as an intermediary step for patients unready to discharge to lower acuity environments. Discharge planning from SNFs is a critical component of the care continuum and can impact outcomes and payment status. This presentation will showcase a pharmacist-driven discharge video consultation service and its impact on medication adherence, readmission rates, and follow-up with primary care following discharge.