Publications and Written Products


Boutwell AE et al. An Early Look at a Four-State Effort to Reduce Hospital Readmissions. New Directions in Systems Innovations Theme Issue. Health Affairs. 2011; 30(7):1272–1280.

Boutwell, AE. If it’s low-hanging fruit, how do we pick it? Reduced readmissions: Reform’s low-hanging fruit.  Healthcare Executive. March/April 2011.

Boutwell AE, Jencks S. State level data and measurement: Considerations for selecting a measurement strategy for initiatives to reduce rehospitalizations. STAAR Issue Brief. Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2010.

Boutwell AE, Johnson MB. Working across the continuum, across organizational and service-delivery boundaries. STAAR Issue Brief. Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2010.

Boutwell AE, Johnson MB, Balik B. Engaging payers—First steps to reducing barriers to improve coordination across the continuum. STAAR Issue Brief. Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2010.

Boutwell AE, Johnson MB, Balik B. The financial impact of reducing readmissions. STAAR Issue Brief. Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2010.

Boutwell AE. “Discharge Planning and Rates of Readmissions.” Correspondence. N Engl J Med. 2010; 362:1244–1245.

Boutwell AE, Jencks S, Nielsen GA, Rutherford P. Reducing avoidable rehospitalizations: Applying early evidence and experience in front-line process improvements to develop a state-based strategy. IHI White Paper Series, 2009.

Boutwell AE, Hwu S, Shannon D. Reducing avoidable rehospitalizations: A compendium of 15 promising interventions. STAAR Issue Brief. Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2009.

Boutwell AE, Hwu S. Effective interventions to reduce re-hospitalizations: A survey of the published evidence. STAAR Issue Brief. Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2009.

Bisognano M, Boutwell AE. Improving transitions to reduce readmissions. Feature Article. Frontiers in Health Services Management. Spring, 2009.