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INDICATOR NAME
Name
7-day post-hospital discharge follow-up (any condition, any provider)
Alternate Name
Timely follow-up with hospital discharged patients within 7 days of discharge
 
INDICATOR DESCRIPTION
Description
This indicator measures the percentage of those hospital discharges (any condition) where timely (within 48 hours) notification was received, for which follow-up was done (by any mode, any clinician) within 7 days of discharge. 
Indicator Status
Active
HQO Reporting tool/product
Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs)
Dimension
Efficient
Type
Process
 
DEFINITION AND SOURCE INFORMATION
Unit of Measurement
Percentage
Calculation Methods
The percentage is calculated as: numerator divided by denominator times 100.
Numerator including inclusion/exclusion
Number of hospital discharges (any condition) where timely (within 48 hours) notification was received, for which follow-up was done (by any mode, any clinician) within 7 days of discharge.
Denominator including inclusion/exclusion
Number of hospital discharges for which timely (within 48 hours) notification was received. 
Data Source
Local data collection
Data provided to HQO by
Local data collection
 
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
Comments Detailed
This is a priority indicator for QIP 2019/20. Current performance reporting period: last consecutive 12 month period. Refer to the “Follow up after hospitalization” queries developed by Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario, Data to Decisions 5.1 for more information about accessing data via the EMR.
 
TAGS
Sector
Primary Care
Type
Process
Topic
Access
Dimension
Efficient
Source
Local data collection
 
PUBLISH
Publish Datetime
01/02/2019 12:41:00