30-Day Outcomes Readmission and Death - Bronson Methodist Hospital - Bronson Healthcare

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 Methodist 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 Methodist 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 Methodist 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 Methodist Hospital U.S. National Rate

Rate of unplanned readmission for heart attack patients

Lower percentages are better

17.0%
No different than the National Rate
17.8%

Death rate for heart attack patients

Lower percentages are better

14.5%
No different than the National Rate
14.9%

Rate of unplanned readmission for heart failure patients

Lower percentages are better

20.8%
No different than the National Rate
22.7%

Death rate for heart failure patients

Lower percentages are better

14.9%
Worse than the National Rate
11.9%

Rate of unplanned readmission for pneumonia patients

Lower percentages are better

15.0%
Better than the National Rate
17.3%

Death rate for pneumonia patients

Lower percentages are better

13.2%
No different than the National Rate
11.9%  

Rate of unplanned readmission after hip/knee surgery

Lower percentages are better

4.3%
No different than the National Rate
5.2%

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

Lower percentages are better

14.4%
Better than the National Rate
15.6%

Rate of unplanned readmission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients

Lower percentages are better

19.9%
No different than the National Rate
20.7%

Death rate for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients

Lower percentages are better

10.6%
Worse than the National Rate
7.8%

Rate of unplanned readmission for stroke patients

Lower percentages are better

12.7% 
No different than the National Rate
13.3%

Death rate for stroke patients

Lower percentages are better

16.8% 
No different than the National Rate
15.3%

Reviewed by Corporate Communications on April 29, 2015

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