Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
July 27, 2011Vol. I. No. 29

What's the ROI from Reducing
Readmissions?

What's the ROI from Reducing Readmissions? This Week's Challenge: From payors to providers to CMS, reducing avoidable hospital readmissions is receiving national attention as a way to glean savings from the healthcare system and improve the quality of care that patients receive. We wanted to see the ROI generated by programs focused on reducing 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 the following ROI from their programs to reduce readmissions:

  • Less than 2:1 ROI: 2.3 percent

  • Between 2:1 and 3:1 ROI: 11.6 percent

  • Between 3:1 and 4:1 ROI: 0 percent

  • Higher than 4:1 ROI: 2.3 percent

  • Too early to tell: 53.5 percent

  • Don't know: 27.9 percent

  • Other: 2.3 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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