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Readmissions For 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 readmission in 30 days after leaving hospital. A lower percentage of patients is better. Timely follow-up after hospital discharge can help prevent readmissions and improve patient outcomes.

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of patients were readmitted in 30 days after leaving hospital


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Compare results across regions:

Region Percent
Ontario 11.7
Erie St Clair 9.1
Central West 9.1
Mississauga Halton 9.8
South East 10.1
Central East 10.6
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant 11.0
North Simcoe Muskoka 11.1
Central 11.1
South West 11.5
North East 12.0
Waterloo Wellington 12.7
North West 15.4
Champlain 15.5
Toronto Central 17.0

Percentage of home care patients, of all ages, who had an unplanned readmission in 30 days after leaving hospital, in Ontario, 2008/09 to 2016/17
2008/092009/102010/112011/122012/132013/142014/152015/162016/17051015202512.512.512.412.412.412.412.012.012.512.512.112.111.611.611.911.911.711.7Fiscal YearPercent
2008/09 12.5012554
2009/10 12.43382771
2010/11 12.42813427
2011/12 11.9866508
2012/13 12.46731536
2013/14 12.13354714
2014/15 11.64866608
2015/16 11.91931778
2016/17 11.6978351



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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