Across the country, many Medicare beneficiaries return to the hospital shortly after they have been discharged. Among Idaho's Medicare population, nearly 14% of hospital discharges to nursing homes result in a rehospitalization within 30 days. In Washington, the rate is nearly 17%.
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While these rates are better than the national average, there is room for improvement—especially considering that roughly 75% of all 30-day rehospitalizations are preventable.
Qualis Health is assisting communities throughout Idaho and Washington to improve care coordination and reduce unnecessary rehospitalizations.