Healthcare Quality

Home health patients with hospital admission

How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital

About this data measure

  • Some inpatient hospital care may be avoided for home health patients if their care team identifies problems early and communicates regularly with the patient's doctor. (Source: Medicare.gov)
  • The percent of Rhode Island home health patients with a hospital admission decreased between 2018 and 2019.
  • Rhode Island has improved from being one of the lowest performing states in 2017 and 2018 for the proportion of home health patients who have a hospital admission. In 2019, Rhode Island was ranked 21st in the nation.

Measure Source: Medicare Care Compare

Home health patients with hospital admission over time