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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 26.4
Central West 23.6
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant 23.6
Erie St Clair 24.0
Mississauga Halton 24.5
Waterloo Wellington 25.2
South West 25.7
Central 26.2
Central East 26.9
South East 27.4
North Simcoe Muskoka 28.9
Toronto Central 29.1
North East 29.6
Champlain 31.7
North West 32.1

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 2018/19
2008/092009/102010/112011/122012/132013/142014/152015/162016/172017/182018/190102030405025.425.426. YearPercent
2008/09 25.422798442
2009/10 26.032423013
2010/11 26.134239592
2011/12 26.477662465
2012/13 26.667870362
2013/14 26.354103475
2014/15 26.419563408
2015/16 26.705183092
2016/17 26.731434021
2017/18 26.290037261
2018/19 26.434942529


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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