A Plan of Action for reduce high mortality and re-hospitalization rates in patients

There are different strategies that would reduce high mortality and re-hospitalization rates among elderly patients. One intervention entails promoting legislation that obliges health insurance companies to integrate nurse visits in their covers. This legislation will make it mandatory for health insurance providers to enable elderly patients to follow medication as prescribed. Alternatively, higher learning institutions could adopt academic curriculums – that make it morally mandatory – for qualified nurses to provide subsidized visits to elderly patients.

Implementing change as a nurse would imply taking part in the transformation process. For instance, I would sponsor debates that have moral motions in the nursing discipline. This would spark a moral debate among nurses which mobilizes involved stakeholders (McDonnell et al. 2015). I could also initiate online campaigns for providing subsidized healthcare services to elderly patients. This would inspire nurses to implement the change as an objective of reducing instances of re-hospitalization and mortality rates.

The transformation process will be done in steps. For instance, initiating moral debates will require genuine evidence of re-hospitalization cases. The second step would entail collecting primary data from digital sources such as photos and videos of struggling patients who are old (Pandey & Nguyen, 2017). Similarly, digital evidence of poor medication practices among elderly patients will be necessary for a social media campaign. The steps are vital in introducing progress using transformation as an agent of change in healthcare services.

Obamacare represents a healthcare program which improved the nursing sector in significant ways. For instance, the program achieved low mortality rates using subsidized medical services. U.K.’s healthcare system has also managed to reduce cases of re-hospitalization among elderly patients using an effective communication framework. Patients access healthcare services and information from public medical institutions such as local hospitals and clinics. Integrating nursing visits to patients as part of improving healthcare services among the elderly is achievable. It has worked in the U.S. and U.K.



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Pandey, P., & Nguyen, V. (2017). Achieving the Triple Aim Through Doctor of Nursing   Practice‒Directed Breast Cancer Survivorship Care. The Journal for Nurse      Practitioners13(4), 277-283.