Hospital Readmission Among Medicaid Patients with an Index Hospitalization for Mental and/or Substance Use Disorder

@article{Mark2013HospitalRA,
  title={Hospital Readmission Among Medicaid Patients with an Index Hospitalization for Mental and/or Substance Use Disorder},
  author={MBA Tami Mark and Karen Smoyer Tomic and Niranjana M Kowlessar and Bong Chul Chu and Rita Vandivort-Warren MSW and CHES Shelagh Smith MPH},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={40},
  pages={207-221}
}
Hospital readmission rates are increasingly used as a performance indicator. Whether they are a valid, reliable, and actionable measure for behavioral health is unknown. Using the MarketScan Multistate Medicaid Claims Database, this study examined hospital- and patient-level predictors of behavioral health readmission rates. Among hospitals with at least 25 annual admissions, the median behavioral health readmission rate was 11% (10th percentile, 3%; 90th percentile, 18%). Increased follow-up… CONTINUE READING