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  • Receive our exclusive reports highlighting your success and opportunities

    Benchmark with your peers to understand how your service compares 

    Insight into your readmissions

    Share your successful innovations with your colleagues

    Connect with readmission experts to solve your issues

    Develop practical implementation plans to improve your service

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For more information please contact Ben Wakeling at ben.wakeling@healthroundtable.org or on 0468993080.

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Understanding and Reducing Avoidable Readmissions

Readmissions Improvement Group

Our exclusive Readmissions reports provide a detailed analysis of your facilities service, crucially benchmarking against your peers across Australia and New Zealand.

Hospital readmission rates are a true quality indicator of a hospital system, indirectly linked with communication, coordination, quality of care and collaboration.

Hospitals and health systems are experiencing avoidable costs where there are high inappropriate readmission rates. 27% of readmissions are potentially avoidable and there are increasing levels of acute care and/or readmissions where expenses exceed funding.

Reducing unplanned avoidable readmissions is a key quality issue and requires a hospital wide strategy for improving systems for all patients.

Frequent hospital admissions can be a sign that patients with chronic conditions are not provided with adequate access to integrated care.

The 2020 Readmission Improvement Group will continue the successful progress made in previous years by:

  1. Collecting and benchmarking a consistent and complete Readmission data set
  2. Developing specific Readmission benchmarking reports that focus on quality, safe and efficient patient care
  3. Measuring and benchmarking readmission performance including demographic, specialty and diagnosis level
  4. Analysing the reports to identify unique insights for your organisation
  5. Connecting with highly regarded Readmission experts on key topics to improve your patients discharge
  6. Sharing and collaborating best practice models of care from your organisation

 

The Health Roundtable has developed detailed benchmarking reports to assist services to highlight key insights and review the success and opportunities in their readmission rates against peers.

Readmission Benchmarking Reports
Specifically, the suite of benchmarking reports includes the following Readmission specific reports:

  1. Overall readmission analysis
  2. Readmission rate trend
  3. Readmission age analysis
  4. Readmission time breakdown
  5. Readmission ALoS
  6. Speciality level analysis
  7. Diagnosis level analysis

Our members share successful innovations through our online innovation library.
Readmission Improvement Group members will learn and adapt existing models of care and develop peer networks that will help you improve readmissions and patient experience in your facility.

Avoidable readmissions can be reduced by:

  • Understanding your current state relative to peers
  • Improving core discharge planning and transition processes out of hospital.
  • Improving care coordination at the care transition interface
  • Adequate patient communication for post discharge treatment plans and next steps
  • Enhanced patient coaching, education and support for self-management.

Join this growing group and share your wisdom as well as gaining new knowledge from your peers.

For more information please contact Ben Wakeling at ben.wakeling@healthroundtable.org or on 0468993080.

What do you need to do?

  1. Contact HRT for more details on the Readmission Improvement Group 
  2. Nominate a key liaison to Health Roundtable for Readmissions
  3. Regularly review and analyse your reports, identify your opportunities and celebrate your success with your team
 What does The Health Roundtable do?
  1. Collate your data
  2. Produce your reports highlighting your Readmission performance
  3. Enable you to identify your opportunities and success
  4. Help develop your Aim Statement and Improvement Plan
  5. Provide ongoing support around your data and reports

 

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