The READI study was commissioned by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. Beginning in July 2014, 34 hospitals were recruited to participate in the READI study. Criteria for participation include:
- Magnet®-designated acute care hospitals with adult medical-surgical units interested in improving the discharge process.
- Willing to commit to a 3-year research project and integrate discharge readiness assessment into standard patient care.
- Fund the study through participation fees to the American Nurse Credentialing Center.
The study is in progress. We expect to produce results by June 2017.