As part of the drive for quality improvement and efficiency in health care, there is an increasing focus on readmission rates. Delivering quality health care requires multiple strategies on coordination and transitions of care between providers and between settings - across the entire health care delivery system.
Through large-scale learning collaboratives such as PREP - Preventing Readmissions Through Effective Partnerships and HEN - Hospital Engagement Network, Illinois hospitals have been focusing on significantly reducing readmissions, by redesigning hospital discharge processes, improving transitions of care, and developing and improving palliative care. In addition, the Institute and COMPdata have made available a statewide informatics resource - the Readmissions Activity Profile. These all-payer, hospital-specific reports include data for clinically related and all cause readmissions and provide system, regional, and state benchmarks.
Several links are provided below to help hospitals download and use the Readmission Activity Profile as well as navigate other sources of Readmissions data such as the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) hospital specific potentially preventable readmissions (PPR) reports.
Accessing Your Readmissions Activity Profile (RAP)
The Readmissions Activity Profiles now reflect an upgrade in 3M Potentially Preventable Readmissions (PPR) software that was initiated to align with a change in federal administrative discharge status codes that went into effect Oct.1, 2013. This new version continues the exclusion of newborns with problems but, for the first time, includes normal newborns. This is a population with very low readmission rates but high volume. It is this change which is primarily responsible for the declining overall rate. Members may see an overall decline in their PPR rate as compared to earlier RAP reports available for CY2013.
Readmissions Activity Profile