Thirty-day all-cause readmission rate at a cancer center as a quality of care measure.

247 Background: Recently, a 30-day all-cause readmission rate has been proposed as a measure of quality of care. Readmissions are assumed to reflect failure by the discharging physician, hospital, or post acute care. These rates are generally easily calculated from available administrative data, and classifiable as "related to the previous discharge… CONTINUE READING