Hospital-Wide Adult All-Payer Readmissions in Massachusetts: SFY 2011-2017


SFY 2011 to SFY 2017
PUBLICATION MATERIALS

Massachusetts Hospital Readmissions
SFY 2011 to SFY 2017
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In this year’s report, CHIA found that the statewide all-payer readmission rate continued to increase from SFY 2013 to SFY 2017. Readmission rates varied greatly, depending on payer type, patient age, and discharge setting. Consistent with CHIA’s previous analyses, this report's findings suggest potential opportunities to focus efforts on the subset of patients who are frequently hospitalized.

Key Findings:

  • The unplanned, all-payer readmission rate for Massachusetts acute care hospitals has increased since 2013, rising to 16.1% in 2017.

  • Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries had the highest rates of readmission (18.1% and 17.2%, respectively) and accounted for 84% of all readmissions.

  • Readmission rates also varied by geography, from a low of 13.8% in Cape Cod to a high of 20.2% in Fall River.

  • From 2011 to 2017, readmission rates increased for adults aged 18-64 and decreased for adults aged 65 and over.

  • Heart failure, sepsis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were the top three discharge diagnoses leading to the most readmissions in 2017.

  • A small percentage (7%) of hospitalized patients accounted for over half (59%) of all readmissions.

 

The unplanned, all-payer readmission rate for Massachusetts acute care hospitals has increased since 2013, rising to 16.1% in 2017.

Previous Publication Materials

Statewide Adult All-Payer Readmissions in MA: 2011-2016

 

Statewide Adult All-Payer Readmissions in MA: 2011-2015

 

Statewide Adult All-Payer Readmissions in MA: 2011-2014

 

Statewide Adult All-Payer Readmissions in MA: 2011-2013


Hospital Specific Readmissions Databook (Excel)