Results from this quality improvement intervention were integrated into the treatment protocol and discharge criteria were put into place that recommended all patients achieve a minimum discharge weight of 90% ideal body weight (IBW). The effect of this change in practice on admissions between 2000-2007 was analyzed. Over the eight-year period, there were 737 admissions to hospital. In 2000, 36% of the patients admitted had at least two previous admissions to the inpatient program. By 2007, this had dropped to 12% (p

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