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New Chart: What's the ROI from Reducing Readmissions?

SUMMARY: From payors to providers to CMS, avoidable hospital readmissions are 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.

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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. The responding organizations 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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Download the executive summary of the 2011 Benchmarks in Reducing Hospital Readmissions.

Source: 2011 Benchmarks in Reducing Hospital Readmissions, April 2011

2011 Benchmarks in Reducing Hospital Readmissions

2011 Benchmarks in Reducing Hospital Readmissions is 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.

2011 Benchmarks in Reducing Hospital Readmissions is available from the Healthcare Intelligence Network for $149 by visiting our Online Bookstore or by calling toll-free (888) 446-3530.

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