Within 30 days of discharge, 15% of patients with mood disorders are readmitted nationally, and 22.4% of patients with schizophrenia are readmitted. The average cost of the repeated stay is $7,200. To ensure appropriate utilization and treatment in the most appropriate care setting, Allina implemented an enhanced mental health transitions program and used analytics to evaluate process and outcome measures.
- 27% relative reduction in potentially preventable readmission rate.
- 89% of inpatients received onsite contact by outpatient provider before discharge.
- 92% of patients successfully attend their follow up appointment.
- 80% retention rate in outpatient services, surpassing national retention rates.