New Hospital Readmissions Profiles Available from CHIA


DATE : March 19, 2019

The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) today announced the release of hospital-specific readmissions profiles, offering key insights into the performance of each of the 58 acute care hospitals in Massachusetts through the most recently available fiscal year (SFY 2017).

Each profile highlights a hospital's readmission rate over time, as well as rates broken out by patient and discharge characteristics, including age, payer type, and discharge setting for 2017. These rates are also compared to statewide figures. Additionally, discharge diagnoses resulting in high numbers and rates of readmissions are identified, readmissions among frequent hospital users are profiled, and readmissions to other hospitals are quantified.
 
For the first time, CHIA is also releasing this information in a series ofinteractive charts and tables. The profiles are additionally accompanied by a databook facilitating cross-hospital analyses. For more information please visit the Hospital Readmissions Profiles webpage , or see the most recent Hospital-Wide Readmissions report  released in December 2018 . 

Today from 12:00-1:00 p.m. CHIA, along with the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association and Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, have partnered to offer a webinar that walks participants through the features of the hospital-specific readmissions profiles and discusses how the data can be used to inform hospitals' readmission reduction efforts. Register here

See CHIA's Hospital-Specific Readmissions Profiles.