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Emergency Department Visits By Home Care Patients In 30 Days After Leaving Hospital

This is the percentage of new publicly funded home care patients, of all ages, who had an unplanned emergency department visit in 30 days after leaving hospital. A lower percentage of patients is better. Timely follow-up after hospital discharge can help prevent the return of home care patients to the emergency department.

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of patients visited the emergency department in 30 days after leaving hospital


Learn why some data is not available.


Compare results across regions:

Region Percent
Ontario 26.8
Central West 22.1
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant 23.7
Mississauga Halton 24.3
Erie St Clair 25.3
Central East 25.6
Waterloo Wellington 25.9
Central 26.3
South East 26.3
South West 26.9
North Simcoe Muskoka 27.4
Toronto Central 28.9
North East 31.1
Champlain 34.1
North West 35.6

Percentage of new home care patients, of all ages, who had an unplanned emergency department visit in 30 days after leaving hospital, in Ontario, 2008/09 to 2016/17
2008/092009/102010/112011/122012/132013/142014/152015/162016/170102030405025.325.325.925.926.126.126.426.426.526.526.226.226.326.326.726.726.826.8Fiscal YearPercent
2008/09 25.3138496
2009/10 25.9154745
2010/11 26.0918954
2011/12 26.3753082
2012/13 26.5184963
2013/14 26.1831339
2014/15 26.3419844
2015/16 26.6773101
2016/17 26.8060802



Data source: Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), Registered Persons Database (RPDB), Home Care Database (HCD), provided by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). For more information on the technical description, please visit the Indicator Library.

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