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30-day readmission rates for heart and pneumonia patients

This is the fifth year that Modern Healthcare has published a list of large, medium, and small health systems judged to be top performers on clinical and operational performance indicators.  The analysis is done by Truven Health Analytics.

Here are some of the benchmarks derived from this study for 30-day readmission rates (these are MEDIANS):

  • 19.55% acute myocardial infarction patients
  • 23.55% heart failure patients
  • 18.13% pneumonia patients

These rates represent the performance of the top 15 health systems in the U.S.  The article also provides comparative rates for the entire universe of health systems.

Source: Establishing a culture focused on quality.  Modern Healthcare;43(15):28-29, Apr. 15, 2013.  Click here for publisher’s website: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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