Factors related to readmissions in a rural georgia hospital: a feasibility and acceptability study
Dunagan, Kelli Amanda
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Unplanned hospital readmissions contribute to financial and human cost, prompting hospitals to seek tailored interventions to improve patient health outcomes. The Archway Partnership Project implemented a prospective cohort study to examine modifiable factors associated with readmissions to a rural hospital in South Georgia. This present qualitative study aimed to determine the feasibility and acceptability of (1) methods and approach and of (2) dietary assessment methods used in the Archway Partnership Project. Email surveys were utilized to obtain data on the perspective of research team members. Thematic analysis was used to identify two themes: factors that impacted the Archway Partnership Project and actions that may overcome these factors. Subthemes identified included complications to recruitment, data collection, and staffing. Analysis revealed potential solutions. Findings from this study established limiting aspects and suggested solutions of the Archway Partnership Project, which, once addressed, may lead to improved feasibility and acceptability.