What is it?
Hospitalwide readmission measurement provides a broad sense of the quality of care at hospitals and reflects coordinated efforts throughout, and outside of, the hospital to improve care with patient transitions. Readmissions are related to complex and critical aspects of care, such as communication between providers, prevention of and response to complications, patient safety, and coordinated transitions to the outpatient environment.
How's it measured?
Measured as a percent of adult patients discharged from the hospital who were readmitted to an acute care hospital within 30 days for any reason.