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INDICATOR NAME
Name
Emergency Department Visits by Home Care Clients in 30 Days After Leaving Hospital
Alternate Name
Home care clients who had an unplanned emergency department visit in 30 days after leaving hospital
 
INDICATOR DESCRIPTION
Description
This is the percentage of new publicly funded home care clients, of all ages, who had an unplanned emergency department visit in 30 days after leaving hospital. A lower percentage of clients is better. Timely follow-up after hospital discharge can help prevent the return of home care clients to the emergency department.
HQO Reporting tool/product
Public reporting
Dimension
Efficient
Type
Outcome
 
DEFINITION AND SOURCE INFORMATION
Unit of Measurement
Percentage
Calculation Methods
Numerator divided by the denominator times 100.
Numerator (short description i.e. not inclusions/exclusions)
The number of unscheduled emergency department visits by home care clients newly referred to home care services within 30 days of initial hospital discharge
Denominator (short description i.e. not inclusions/exclusions)
The number of clients referred to home care from hospital who were discharged from hospital and received their first home care service visit within the time period of interest
Adjustment (risk, age/sex standardization)- generalized
None
Data Source
Home Care Database (HCD), National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), Registered Persons Database (RPDB)
Data provided to HQO by
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)
Reported Levels of comparability /stratifications (defined)
Province, Region
 
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
Caveats and Limitations
The emergency department visit may occur before or after the first home care service visit.
Comments Summary
1) 30 days are subtracted from the end of each fiscal year (i.e., March) to allow for 30 day follow up during the last reported quarter. This is done for results by fiscal year and by fiscal quarter, resulting in the fourth fiscal quarter having smaller counts than the other three quarters. 2) Indicator is reported for new home care clients only (i.e. numerator counts referrals and referrals only occur for clients not already receiving home care).
 
TAGS
Sector
Home Care
Type
Outcome
Topic
Integration
Dimension
Efficient
Source
Home Care Database (HCD), National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), Registered Persons Database (RPDB)
 
PUBLISH
Publish Datetime
15/02/2019 16:34:00