Any patient admitted to the hospital for any reason within 30 days of discharge from a previous admission. (A lower percentage is better)
Why is this important?
The goal is to reduce readmissions to the hospital. If we do our job well, when a patient is discharged from the hospital, they will have received the care they need and have been given all of the information they need to continue down a healthy path, avoiding the need to be readmitted to the hospital.
Data available from the Health Research and Educational Trust, California Hospital Engagement Network, November 2014.