Outcomes

Patient outcomes are our report card of success. We review all of aspects of the care we provide and an outcomes report card is generated each quarter. The most critical outcome is Rehospitalization rates. How often do the patients in our care return to the hospital? When calculating our hospitalization rates, we count all hospitalizations, even if it is a scheduled procedure.

Stephen F. Jencks, M.C., M.P.H., Mark V. Williams, M.D. and Eric A. Coleman, M.D., M.P.H., “Rehospitalizations among Patients in the Medicare Fee-for-Service Program”. New England Journal of Medicine 360:14 (2009):1418-1428

"The validation analysis found that the CCS episode of care data is correct and that the hospitalization rates reported by CCS are reliable." Referenced from "Data Validation Study for Thirty-Day Hospitalization Rates" Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center, June 25, 2010. 12-months ending 2009.

30-Day Hospitalization Rate 6.7%.
64% lower than the national average.