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Readmissions-- What Health Plans Need to Know

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A Readmission or re-hospitilization is when a patient returns to inpatient hospital care shortly after discharge, typically within 30 days of discharge. There are many reasons why readmissions are important; one of which is that they are exspensive. Preventing avoidable hospital readmissions is considered by many to be the most important opportunitiy for reducing waste in health care.