30-Day Outcomes Readmission and Deaths - Bronson Battle Creek Hospital - Bronson Healthcare
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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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7/1/2010 to 6/30/2013

Bronson
Battle Creek
U.S.
National Rate

Rate of readmission for heart attack patients

Lower percentages are better

15.4%

No different than the National Rate

17.8%

Death rate for heart attack patients

Lower percentages are better

17.4%

No different than the National Rate

14.9%

Rate of readmission for heart failure patients

Lower percentages are better

21.7%

No different than the National Rate

22.7%

Death rate for heart failure patients

Lower percentages are better

10.3%

No different than the National Rate

11.9%

Rate of readmission for pneumonia patients

Lower percentages are better

16.6% 

No different than the National Rate 

17.3%

Death rate for pneumonia patients

Lower percentages are better

12.2%

No different than the National Rate

11.9%

Rate of readmission after hip/knee surgery 

Lower percentages are better

5.8%

No different than the National Rate

5.2%

Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)

Lower percentages are better

14.6%

No different than the National Rate

15.6%

Reviewed by Corporate Communications on January 22, 2015

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