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Current BOOST® Sites Demographic
Via the Project BOOST Mentoring Program, selected sites will receive:
In a study of 11 hospitals that implemented one or more Project BOOST tools, hospitals reduced 30-day readmissions by an average of 13.6 percent.
Readmissions are measured by the percentage of hospitalized patients who return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. The average rate of 30-day readmissions dropped from 14.7 percent before using Project BOOST to 12.7 percent one year afterward.
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Hundreds of sites are implementing the BOOST toolkit in part across the US and Canada. Currently there over 180 BOOST mentor sites in 26 states and one in Canada.
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Any site can apply to become a BOOST site. However, to ensure a quality experience participation in each cohort is limited. Attributes of an ideal candidate site include:
Now accepting rolling applications.
Note: Applications are not considered completed unless both steps are submitted. Once these steps are completed, applications will be reviewed and sites will be notified of acceptance.
Hospitals can enroll at any time with training to be determined upon acceptance date.
Project BOOST was developed through a $1.4M grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation in 2008. SHM continues to partner with funders to reduce the tuition cost for hospitals. Collaborative funding have included:
Mentor site: Any site can apply to become a BOOST site. Tuition is $19,000/hospital.
eQUIPS program only member: For a modest fee sites can participate in the BOOST National Collaborative that provides a "do it yourself" approach to the intervention. Users will receive access to all of the features in the BOOST program (Data Center for Performance Tracking, Educational tools/resources, BOOST toolkit, and listserv), but do not receive the longitudinal technical assistance component (two day training conference, yearlong individualized mentoring, or teach back DVD/Curriculum). Learn more about the BOOST eQUIPS program at www.hospitalmedicine.org/equips.
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