The Key Stats table contains metrics that allow you to get a quick view of the facility's general performance, with comparative data from county and state averages.
If the metric says, "INP only," it will not appear on a detail page for any other type of facility (SNF, HHA, HOS).
30 Day Readmit/Hospitalization Rate (INP Only)
- Definition - This is the percentage of distinct patients who were discharged from the facility on this page who were subsequently re-admitted to inpatient care during the 30 day reference period after the initial inpatient discharge. See % Readmission, % Hospitalization, and 30 days.
- Value - Once a patient is discharged from inpatient care, one shared goal of all post acute providers is to keep those patients from being re-admitted to a hospital. Certainly some re-admissions are inevitable, or even planned, but a lower readmit rate is an prime indicator of excellent care by all who provide subsequent care. This metric is connected to the inpatient hospital on the page, but this rate reflects care provided by the hospital, the effectiveness of discharge planning, post-acute care provided, overall medical severity, and patient choices. Readmission penalties are always an important consideration, and post-acute partners can jeopardize their relationship with a hospital if they don't keep readmissions under control.
Since this facility is an inpatient hospital, the metric is a readmission rate. If this facility detail page was for a SNF, HHA, or HOS, this metric would be a Hospitalization rate.
In Facility Mortality (INP Only)
- Definition - This metric is a percentage of patients who expired while receiving care at the chosen facility.
- Value - In general, people don't want to die in a hospital, and hospices, in particular, want to see patients receiving the care that they provide. A higher percentage of in facility deaths indicates a facility that would benefit from partnering with post-acute care providers.
30 Day Mortality (INP Only)
- Definition - This metric is the percentage of patients who died within 30 days of discharge from the selected facility.
- Value - A higher percentage of deaths in close proximity to discharge from inpatient care is indicative of a greater severity of patient sickness and a higher need for post-acute care, especially hospice.
Number of Deaths - One Year (INP)
- Definition - This is the count of patients who died during the one year reporting period who were also treated by the facility during the same period.
- Value - Like the other mortality metrics, this is a general indicator of patient acuity and the need for possible post-acute care.
Average Patient Age (INP)
- Definition - This number is the mean average age of all Medicare patients treated at the facility.
- Value - Like many metrics, this metric is a helpful baseline for identifying patient demographics.
Home Health Use % (INP)
- Definition - This metric is a general view of home health utilization. It is the percentage of patients who were treated at the facility during the one year reporting period who were also admitted to home health care during the same one year reporting period. It is important to note that this metric does not depend on a 30 day reference period between facility discharge and home health care admission.
- Value - This metric provides a general sense of the facilities use of home care. A comparison with the county and state averages could suggest facilities that need a closer relationship with home care and an opportunity for you to engage with them.