Pilot Project: Improving Outcomes among Medically Complex Populations in a Safety Net Setting

Pilot Project: Improving Outcomes among Medically Complex Populations in a Safety Net Setting

Improving Outcomes among Medically Complex Populations in a Safety Net Setting: A Workgroup Proposal
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Margo Brooks Carthon, PhD, RN, FAAN
CO-INVESTIGATORS: Kendal Williams, MD, MPH; Martin Bohnenkamp, MD; Sara Holland, DNP, RN; Pamela Cacchione, PhD, MSN


Margo Carthon

Medically complex, socially‐at‐risk populations experience relatively poor outcomes during and following a hospital admission, including higher rates of readmissions, more frequent visits to the emergency department, and lower reports of satisfaction with care. This project is creating a workgroup of clinicians, researchers and faculty members from the Schools of Nursing and Medicine and the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center to explore how disparities can be addressed and care improved for safety net hospital patients. Results will be used to inform future research endeavors to test targeted interventions to improve outcomes and care transitions for medically complex, socially‐at‐risk patients.