30-Day Outcomes Readmission and Deaths - Bronson Battle Creek Hospital 

Patients who come to the hospital with medical problems sometimes get other serious injuries, complications, or conditions. They may even die. Some patients may have problems soon after they leave the hospital. They may need to come back. This can often be prevented when hospitals like Bronson Battle Creek Hospital follow best practices for treating patients.

Readmission

Readmission is when patients who have been at the hospital return for more care. It is best for patients to care for themselves at home or another facility. Hospitals track how many patients return within 30 days of leaving the hospital. This is called "30-Day Readmission." The chart below shows how Bronson Battle Creek Hospital compares to the national average. The rates take into account how sick patients were before they came to the hospital. 

Death

Hospitals track how many patients die within 30 days of coming to the hospital. This is called "30-Day Mortality." The chart below shows how Bronson Battle Creek Hospital compares to the national average. The rates take into account how sick patients were before they came to the hospital. 

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Battle Creek
U.S.
National Rate
Rate of readmission for heart attack patients 16.3% 18.3%
Death rate for heart attack patients 18.2% 15.2%
Rate of readmission for heart failure patients 22.2%
23.0%
Death rate for heart failure patients 10.5%
11.7%
Rate of readmission for pneumonia patients 18.2%  
17.6%
Death rate for pneumonia patients 11.9%
11.9%
Rate of readmission after hip/knee surgery 6.5%5.4%
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)15.7%16.0%



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