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 August 2021, sourced from a September 26, 2021 refresh of the PRIMHD DataMart.
Note that activity data is only available through February 2021 for Hawkes Bay, through mid-April 2021 for Waikato, through early May 2021 for MidCentral and through various points in June 2021 for West Coast, Whanganui and Taranaki. Historical data for Hawkes Bay is also incomplete due to an ongoing data quality exercise. Please use caution when viewing Hawkes Bay data or recent time periods in any report.