The purpose of this report is to help patients compare Utah hospitals based on percentage of readmitted patients. Avoiding preventable readmissions is complex and requires a team effort among patients, their doctors and hospitals. Hospital readmission may indicate:
If you or someone you know needs to go to a hospital, you may find this report helpful when considering where to receive treatment, especially for:
Hospitals can vary in terms of the kinds of patients they treat and the percentage of their patients who are readmitted.
For information on preventing readmissions, please see http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/cc/cc110309.htm