Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
October 5, 2011Vol. I. No. 39

Who's Responsible for
Reducing Readmissions?

Who is Responsible for Reducing Readmissions? This Week's Challenge: When healthcare organizations cut even a minority of avoidable readmissions, the cost savings can be considerable and the quality impact even greater. We wanted to see who is responsible for tasks related to reducing hospital readmissions. Click here to view a printable version of the chart.

What We Learned: The Healthcare Intelligence Network's Second Annual Reducing Hospital Readmissions e-survey conducted in December 2010 captured how 90 healthcare organizations are reducing readmissions among their populations. Respondents reported that the individuals primarily responsible for tasks related to reducing readmissions are:

  • Case manager: 39 percent

  • Registered nurse: 19 percent

  • Health coach: 9 percent

  • Health navigator: 7 percent

  • Nurse practitioner: 7 percent

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Excerpted from 2011 Benchmarks in Reducing Hospital Readmissions, a 45-page special report that quantifies efforts by 90 healthcare organizations to reduce avoidable readmissions in their most vulnerable and high-utilization populations, as reflected by responses to HIN's second annual survey on Reducing Hospital Readmissions, conducted in December 2010. An all-new follow-up to the best-selling 2010 edition, this resource is packed with new metrics on current and planned programs to reduce readmissions, presented in more than 40 easy-to-follow graphs and tables.

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