Returning to the hospital for unplanned care disrupts patients' lives, increases their risk of harmful events like healthcare-associated infections, and costs more money. Hospitals that give high quality care can keep patients from returning to the hospital and reduce their stay if they have to come back. Three types of measures report on unplanned hospital visits:
- Rates of readmission show the percentage of patients who return to the hospital for an unplanned inpatient admission after leaving the hospital.
- Rates of hospital visits show the percentage of patients who visit the hospital or other care settings after an outpatient procedure.
- Hospital return days add up the days the patient was in an inpatient hospital unit, under observation, or in an emergency department for unplanned care.
Data shown below for Carle Richland Memorial Hospital is from the most recent update of CMS Hospital Compare / Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.
|Rate of readmission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients||No different than the National Rate||19.8%%|
|Rate of readmission for heart attack patients||Number of cases too small||16.3%|
|Hospital return days for heart attack patients||Number of cases too small||N/A|
|Rate of readmission for hearth failure patients||No different from the National Rate||21.6%|
|Hospital return days for heart failure patients||More days than average||N/A|
|Rate of readmission for pneumonia patients||No different from the National Rate||16.9%|
|Rate of readmission for stroke patients||No different from the National Rate||12.2%|
|Rate of readmission for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery patients||N/A||13.8%||Hospital does not perform CABG surgery.|
|Rate of readmission after hip/knee replacement||Number of cases too small||4.4%|
|Rate of unplanned hospital visits after an outpatient colonoscopy||No different from the National Rate||16.4%|
|Rate of readmission after discharge from the hospital (hospital-wide)||No different from the National Rate||15.3%|