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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. 
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 (short description i.e. not inclusions/exclusions)
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 (short description i.e. not inclusions/exclusions)
Number of hospital discharges for which timely (within 48 hours) notification was received. 
Adjustment (risk, age/sex standardization)- generalized
None
Data Source
Local data collection
Data provided to HQO by
Local data collection
 
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
Comments Summary
This is a priority indicator for QIP 2019/20. Current performance reporting period: last consecutive 12 month period.
 
TAGS
Sector
Primary Care
Type
Process
Topic
Access
Dimension
Efficient
Source
Local data collection
 
PUBLISH
Publish Datetime
01/02/2019 12:41:00