Vinsas Janušonis


The aim of the study – to analize and estimate rehospitalizationas phenomenon or problem of healthcare.Material and methods. The study was analized statistical date ofhospitalization and rehospitalization in Klaipeda University hospital(KUH) from July 2011 to July 2014 on the basis of inpatientspersonal cods. Statistical data analysis was done using programmeSP SS 17.01 for Windows.Results. From July 2011 to July 2014 were hospitalized133622 patients. Rehospitalization per year was 14%, 30-dayrehospitalization − 6.8%.The rate of all and 30-day rehospitalizations in KUH is morelower than in hospitals of EU and US.The 10% reduction of rehospitalization in KUH can enable tosave about a half million euro per year.Conclusion. The rate of rehospitalization in KUH is low-leveland more lower than in hospital of EU an US.The 30-day rehospitalization rate lies from dischargeprocedures made on the causal factors of rehospitalization andmight be indicator of hospital performance and relative indicatorof health care quality.The system integrated prevention of rehospitalization is one oftool to decrease hospitals’ costs.Ministry of Health and National health insurance fund must paymore attention to rehospitalization as one of the major problemof healthcare.

Keyword(s): rehospitalization, patient’s discharge, risk factors of rehospitalization, prevention of rehospitalization
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2014.103
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