Acute inpatient 28-day readmission measures the percentage of acute inpatient discharges that are readmitted to another acute inpatient stay within the 28 days following discharge. Psychiatric inpatient services aim to provide treatment that enables individuals to return to the community as soon as possible. Unplanned admissions to a psychiatric facility following a recent discharge may indicate that inpatient treatment was either incomplete or ineffective, or that follow-up care was inadequate to maintain the person out of hospital.
Data available through February 2022, sourced from a March 23, 2022 refresh of the PRIMHD DataMart.
- MidCentral DHB data is only complete to December 2021
- Waikato DHB data is only complete to September 2021
- Auckland DHB data was last submitted in December 2021
- Bay of Plenty DHB data is incomplete after October 2021.