Hospital-Wide Adult All-Payer Readmissions and Revisits in Massachusetts

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Emergency Department Visits After Inpatient Discharge

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Hospital readmissions are a central issue in efforts to improve health care quality and reduce costs, due to readmissions being a costly and potentially preventable problem that impacts patient health and experience of care both nationally and in Massachusetts. CHIA currently releases three analytic products annually concerning readmissions:



Providers, payers, and policymakers are increasingly turning their attention to whether the patient returns to the acute care setting at any level (emergency department (ED), observation, or inpatient) within 30 days of inpatient discharge.

  • In this new report Emergency Department Visits After Inpatient Discharge: SFY 2015, CHIA analyzed revisits—defined here as a visit to the ED within 30 days of an inpatient discharge—and provides a first statewide examination of revisits for the all-payer adult population in Massachusetts acute care hospitals.