Incidence of potentially avoidable urgent readmissions and their relation to all-cause urgent readmissions.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Readmissions after hospital discharge are common and may be related to adverse events after discharge. However, this Canadian study of discharges from 11 hospitals found that fewer than 1 in 5 urgent readmissions could be considered preventable. Both this proportion and the overall incidence of readmissions varied widely across individual hospitals.