Reducing avoidable readmissions to the hospital within 30 days was a focus of Medicare health care reform at St David’s Healthcare (SDH), a US hospital system and winner of the 2014 Baldrige National Quality Award. From July 2008 to Jun 2011, with one exception, SDH facilities performed favourably below national readmission rates and better than its main competitor for AMI (Acute Myocardial Infarction) HF (Heart Failure) and PN (Pneumonia). For AMI Against the National average of 19.8% and the...

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15.2.4 Service performance e.g. quality/delivery/value

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