New data on emergency readmissions published, as part of the compendium of population health indicators, by The NHS Information Centre.
The data shows that:
- the overall rate of emergency readmissions has increased steadily over the last decade, from 8.4% in 2000-01 to 11.63% in 2010-11
- only a small part of this increase can be explained in terms of changes in case mix over the period
- over the same period, the rate of emergency readmissions after treatment for fractured neck of femur has increased from 8.8% to 13.0%, and after treatment for stroke from 8.3% to 12.0%
- in contrast, the trend in emergency readmissions after hysterectomy appears to have stabilised and the rate of emergency readmissions after hip replacement appears to be declining
The full information on the compendium is available through the NHS Information Centre’s indicator portal.