Preventing Avoidable Readmissions through Transitions. PowerHour Information 03/09/2011. Outline. Background Description Vision Mission Measurements Participation Requirements. Background. 1 in 5 Medicare patients return to the hospital within 30 days of a hospitalization1
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Number of readmissions within 30 days in the same service line back to the same hospital
Number of readmissions for any reason within 30 days to any hospital for the original point of care.
Patients at each hospital who reported that YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home. (Q19)
Patients at each hospital who reported YES, they were given information in writing about what symptoms or health problems to look out for after they left the hospital. (Q20)
Patients who reported that staff "Always" explained about medicines before giving it to them (Q16)
Patients who reported that staff “Always” described possible [medication] side effects in a way they could understand. (Q17)