TrendLens November 16, 2017 - The #1 Cause Of Readmissions

Lisa Remington

Welcome to TrendLens…trends bending the curve in home health and post-acute care. In this issue of Trendlens, we focus on the leading cause of readmissions and associated costs. We provide five different ways organizations can minimize readmissions.

Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group

Among medical conditions, Sepsis is a leading cause of readmissions and associated costs. For every 100 Medicare patients admitted to a hospital within a 30-day period, 21.3% were admitted because of Sepsis.

Sepsis is the most common cause of readmissions consuming more than $20 billion each year.1

 

Source: National Institute of General Medical Sciences: https://www.nigms.nih.gov/Education/pages/factsheet_sepsis.aspx

Resource:

1. https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb204-Most-Expensive-Hospital-Conditions.pdf