Top 5 'Red Flag' Conditions for Reducing Readmissions
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
March 19, 2014Vol. IV Issue 11

Top 5 'Red Flag' Conditions
for Reducing Readmissions

Top 5 'Red Flag' Conditions for Reducing Readmissions This Week's Challenge: According to 89.6 percent of healthcare companies who responded to HIN's e-survey on reducing hospital readmissions, heart failure (HF) is the top health condition targeted by programs to curb rehospitalizations. We wanted to see which other disease states are targeted to reduce readmissions.

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What We Learned: HIN's fourth annual survey on Reducing Hospital Readmissions documented how more than 100 healthcare organizations are working to reduce hospital readmissions, including how individuals are identified for returning to the hospital, strategies used to reduce readmissions; and much more. According to survey respondents, the top five health conditions targetd by readmissions programs are:

  • HF: 89.6 percent

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): 68.8 percent

  • Pneumonia: 66.7 percent

  • Heart attack: 60.4 percent

  • Cardiovascular disease (CVD): 60.4 percent

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2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Reducing Hospital Readmissions

Excerpted from 2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Reducing Hospital Readmissions, which documents the latest key initiatives and partnerships to reduce readmissions by patients with heart failure, pneumonia, myocardial infarction, and other costly conditions, by more than 100 healthcare organizations.

© 2014 Healthcare Performance Benchmarks by Healthcare Intelligence Network.
Editor: Jessica Fornarotto,;
Publisher: Melanie Matthews,

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