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HOSPITAL PLANNING

4  Why to choose US

4  implementation

4  ANECDOTE

4  contact

4  Logic

4  diagnoses

4  procedures

4  inpatients

4  outpatients

4  insurance

4  readmissions

4  reoperations

4  complications

4  deaths

4  length of stay

4  day surgery

4  unjustified stays

POTENTIALLY AVOIDABLE READMISSIONS – SWISS RATES (2007-2012)

Swiss rate

0.0429

 

 

Temporal trends

Years

Observed rates

Expected rates

Rate ratios

 

 

2007

0.042

0.042

0.995

 

 

2008

0.042

0.042

1.004

 

 

2009

0.043

0.043

1.002

 

 

2010

0.042

0.044

1.001

 

 

2011

0.044

0.044

0.999

 

 

2012

0.047

0.048

0.999

 

 

Figure A. Variation of readmission rates among hospitals (2012)

Source: Office fédéral de la statistique: statistique médicale des hôpitaux.

 

 

Figure B. Variation of readmission rates among hospitals (2012)

Source: Office fédéral de la statistique: statistique médicale des hôpitaux, 2012

 

Rate ratios greater than 1.00 correspond to hospitals with observed rates higher than expected.

The funnel plot indicate that hospitals with a high volume of activity (on the right) do not have better or worse results after case mix adjustment.

 

Expected readmission rates are adjusted for case mix, age, gender, previous hospitalization, elective admission, specialty and complexity. 4  Expected readmissions rates

The comparison of observed and expected rates is valid (no bias) for all hospital specialties. For instance, the rate ratio is 1.000044 for severe pediatrics (diseases possibly requiring intensive care), 1.000056 for current pediatrics, 1.000163 for pediatric surgery (2007-2012 observations).

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