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 December 2022, sourced from the 22 February 2023 refresh of the PRIMHD DataMart.
- Waikato DHB data is incomplete after November 2021
- Bay of Plenty DHB has low volumes for contact from Oct 2021
- Tairāwhiti DHB has no referral ends for inpatient from March 2022