Reducing Readmissions

In many cases, if we do our job well, our patients won't need to come back to the hospital. This is true for patients who have several conditions, including:

  • Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Heart failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Stroke
  • Coronary artery bypass graft 
  • Total hip arthroplasty (replacement) / total knee arthroplasty (replacement)

This measure shows how many of our patients with these conditions are re-admitted to the hospital after they are released. It shows that we are successful in helping our patients get back to living healthy lives.

We do this a number of ways, including:

  • Following proven methods of care
  • Educating our patients about their medicines and post-care routines

Reducing Readmissions

Reducing Readmissions

Source: CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting