All cause readmission rate in a hospital service will be a misleading quality indicator as long as it do not differentiate between scheduled readmissions (such as step by step procedure or multiple stage interventions) and readmissions motivated by a complication of the initial stay.
A neurosurgeons team of the departments of neurological surgery and orthopedic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is unveiling the pitfalls in an abstract published in a congress in Miami: the 28th annual American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) meeting.
Pitfalls of Calculating Hospital Readmission Rates Based Solely on Nonvalidated Administrative Datasets
Beejal Y. Amin MD; Urvij Modhia MD; Keishi Mauro MD; Lumine Na; Steven Takemoto PhD; Christopher P. Ames MD; Vedat
Deviren MD; Dean Chou MD; Sigurd Berven MD; Praveen V. Mummaneni MD:
all cause readmission rate
Hospital Readmission Rates Misleading, UCSF Medical Center Study Finds
Spinal Surgeries at UCSF Much More Successful than Reported in Public Statistics:
- Hospital readmission rates misleading (eurekalert.org)