The RARE Campaign aims to educate 100 students on the importance of reducing readmissions. Achieving this goal would reduce overall hospital readmission rate by 20% as measured by Potentially Preventable Readmissions (PPR) data.
All students participating in the RARE Campaign have signed on to each brainstorm ways to reduce hospitals overall readmissions by 20%.
Third quarter results are now available, and show we have again reduced avoidable readmissions and have prevented more readmissions. This means more nights of sleep at home for patients. Congratulations to all participants for this continued progress on behalf of patients and their families throughout Minnesota.
Triple Aim Goals
The challenges facing health care in Minnesota require a statewide, concerted effort to achieve the Triple Aim of improving population health, the experience of care, and the affordability of care.
Reduce the overall readmission rate by 20% (from 5.8% in 2009 to 4.6% by December 31, 2012), as measured by MHA PPR data.(1)
Help patients and families to spend more nights of sleep* in their own beds versus in the hospital.
Improve the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey questions.
Percent of patients reporting they received information about what to do during their recovery at home will increase by five percentage points from the 2010 baseline level.
Percent of patients reporting that they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home will decrease by five percentage points from the 2010 baseline level.
Affordability of Care
Decrease health care costs by avoiding preventable readmissions, with preliminary estimates at millions annually in the commercially insured population.