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Readmission Rates

July '07 - June '10

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Why is this important?
"Readmission" is when patients who have had a recent hospital stay need to go back into a hospital. Medicare looks at how many heart attack patients need to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their discharge. The information above tells you how Crouse Hospital compares to the U.S. national rate and statewide rate for readmissions for heart attack patients. These are risk-adjusted rates, meaning they take into account how sick patients were before they were admitted to the hospital for heart attack. There are many reasons why patients are readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of a hospital stay. When a hospital has a lower (better) risk-adjusted rate of readmission, it may mean that the hospital, physicians and other healthcare professionals are doing a better job treating patients during their first hospital stay and preparing them for discharge and follow-up care after they leave the hospital.


July '07 - June '10


Why is this important?
"Readmission" is when patients who have had a recent hospital stay need to go back into a hospital again. Medicare looks at how many heart failure patients need to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their discharge. The information above tells you how Crouse Hospital compares to the U.S. national rate and statewide rate for readmissions for heart failure patients. These are risk-adjusted rates, meaning they take into account how sick patients were before they were admitted to the hospital for heart failure. There are many reasons why patients are readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of a hospital stay. When a hospital has a lower (better) risk-adjusted rate of readmission, it may mean that the hospital, physicians and other healthcare professionals are doing a better job treating patients during their first hospital stay and preparing them for discharge and follow-up care after they leave the hospital.


July '07 - June '10


Why is this important?
"Readmission" is when patients who have had a recent hospital stay need to go back into a hospital again. Medicare looks at how many pneumonia patients need to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their discharge. The information above tells you how Crouse Hospital compares to the U.S. national rate and statewide rate for readmissions for patients with pneumonia. These are risk-adjusted rates, meaning they take into account how sick patients were before they were admitted to the hospital for pneumonia. There are many reasons why patients are readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of a hospital stay. When a hospital has a lower (better) risk-adjusted rate of readmission, it may mean that the hospital, physicians and other healthcare professionals are doing a better job treating patients during their first hospital stay and preparing them for discharge and follow-up care after they leave the hospital.


These percentages were calculated from Medicare data on patients discharged between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2010. They don't include people in Medicare Advantage Plans (like an HMO or PPO) or people who don’t have Medicare. For more current information about Crouse Hospital’s progress in this area, contact our Quality Improvement Department.

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