Hospital readmissions serve as a key measure for the quality of patient care. MHA is focused on decreasing preventable readmission within 30 days of discharge. The data in this report track all-cause, acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip/knee, pneumonia and stroke readmissions.
Patients are readmitted within 30 days for a myriad of reasons, some of which include common health conditions such as CHF, septicemia, pneumonia, COPD and cardiac dysrhythmias. The patient is at risk as they move between the acute care setting to home or other locations. Multidisciplinary care teams, including patients and their families, hospital staff, and post-discharge providers and caregivers, can help reduce the risk of readmission through ongoing two-way communication.