READMISSION RATES AT SAGINAW VA MEDICAL CENTER

Acute Care - Veterans Administration in Saginaw, MI 48602

Readmission Rates

SAGINAW VA MEDICAL CENTER
1500 Weiss Street Saginaw, MI 48602
Phone: (989) 497-2500

The measures for unplanned readmission at Saginaw Va Medical Center are estimates of any acute care hospital stay within 30 days from a previous hospitalization discharge. Patients who are admitted to the hospital might experience recurring or other problems soon after they are discharged and need to be readmitted to the hospital. The measures of 30-day unplanned readmission show when patients need to go back to the hospital due to medical conditions like: heart attack (AMI), heart failure (HF), pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), strokes; and surgical procedures, including hip/knee replacement and cornary artery bypass graft (CABG).

Some patients may even die after being readmitted to the hospital. Readmission incidents could often be prevented if hospitals follow best practices for treating patients. Each readmission performance measure is compared to a national benchmark. The readmission rates are calculated by taking into account how sick patients were before they were readmitted to the hospital.

Unplanned Readmissions Rates within 30-Days

Readmission measures evaluate what happened to patients once they left the hospital after receiving care for certain conditions. The readmission rates focus on whether patients were admitted again at the hospital 30 days of being initially discharged. The hospital readmission rates are based on patients with Medicare aged 65 and older.

The readmission rates are calculated using a risk-adjusted approach. The calculations consider how sick patients were when they were initially hospitalized. The readmission rates help make hospital comparisons accurate and meaningful for those hospitals treating treat sicker patients. Lower readmission rates are better.

MeasureHospital AverageHow this Hospital Compares
Heart Failure 30-Day Readmission Rate21.6% Measure: Heart Failure 30-Day Readmission Rate
Sample data was collected between 07/01/2011 and 06/30/2014
No different than the National Rate of 22.0%

Rate of unplanned readmission for heart failure (HF) patients

A lower rate is better.

Pneumonia 30-Day Readmission Rate15.7% Measure: Pneumonia 30-Day Readmission Rate
Sample data was collected between 07/01/2011 and 06/30/2014
No different than the National Rate of 16.9%

Rate of unplanned readmission for pneumonia (PN) patients

A lower rate is better.

Mortality Rates within 30-Days

The mortality measures evaluate whether patients died within 30 days after being hospitalized for a specific condition. Mortality rates provide information about important hospital care aspects that affect patients’ outcomes after being hospitalized - healthcare aspects like prevention and response to complications, emphasis on patient safety, and the timeliness of care.

The mortality rates are calculated using a risk-adjusted approach. The calculations consider how sick patients were when they were initially hospitalized. The mortality rates help make hospital comparisons accurate and meaningful for those hospitals treating treat sicker patients. Lower mortality rates are better.

MeasureHospital AverageHow this Hospital Compares
Myocardial Infarction 30-Day Mortality RateNot Available Measure: Myocardial Infarction 30-Day Mortality Rate
Sample data was collected between 07/01/2011 and 06/30/2014
Number of Cases Too Small

Mortality rate for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients [1]

A lower rate is better.

Heart Failure 30-Day Mortality Rate10.7% Measure: Heart Failure 30-Day Mortality Rate
Sample data was collected between 07/01/2011 and 06/30/2014
No different than the National Rate of 11.6%

Mortality rate for heart failure (HF) patients

A lower rate is better.

Pneumonia 30-Day Mortality Rate11.2% Measure: Pneumonia 30-Day Mortality Rate
Sample data was collected between 07/01/2011 and 06/30/2014
No different than the National Rate of 11.5%

Mortality rate for pneumonia (PN) patients

A lower rate is better.

Footnotes:
  • [1] The number of cases/patients is too few to report.