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Hospital Readmission Rates

Editor’s note: It would be interesting to understand what the Lean Six Sigma ‘Entitlement’ rate is for 30-day all cause hospital readmisstion rates are for Medicare patients. In otherwords, what is the best that another comparable hospital has attained on this measure.

The unadjusted 30-day all-cause hospital readmission rates for Medicare patients discharged after heart failure were: 23.0% in 2004, 23.3% in 2005, and 22.9% in 2006.

Source: “Recent National Trends in Readmission Rates after Heart Failure Hospitalization”, Circulation: Heart Failure, abstract only, November 10, 2009,http://circheartfailure.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.109.885210v1

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November 23, 2009 - Posted by | healthcare, hospitals | , ,

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