In addition to improvement in the bottom line, we also noted a 17 percent reduction in emergency department visit rates (per 1,000 cases) year over year, a 33 percent reduction in avoidable admissions
year over year, and a 10 percent increase in follow-up visits after avoidable admission
year over year.
This may lead to late referral and avoidable admission
to critical care.
The IJB is working with care homes to reduce avoidable admissions
to hospital by targeting those who have higher rates.
The extent of the avoidable admissions
shows the social care system "is not fit for purpose", the NHS Confederation said.
* reduce the number of avoidable admissions
(and readmissions) to hospital
| Reduce avoidable admissions
by 3.5% (100 admissions).
Although much better prepared fiscally, hospitals are conflicted, or at least hesitant, to make this switch, because much of the savings comes from avoidable admissions
* The key implication of these results is that population-based informatics can amplify the impact of programs designed to improve quality and prevent avoidable admissions
and, at the same time, speed the rate of translation of evidence-based interventions to entire populations.
Presumably, telemonitoring technologies would reduce otherwise avoidable admissions
specific to an exacerbation of CHF.
Local GP Dr Rhys Davies, from the Llangollen Health Centre, supported the board's plans to cut avoidable admissions
but said it was wrong to shut the hospital.
This study demonstrates that the rate of avoidable admissions
in this population is quite high.