Infographic: The Cost of Avoidable Admissions

Potentially avoidable admissions make up 10 to 14 percent of all admissions for most hospitals, according to a new infographic from Objective Health.

Avoidable admissions equate to $9.5 million in annual "at risk" profit for an average 300-bed hospital. Here is the breakdown, by the top five avoidable conditions, of that $9.5 million:

• Congestive heart failure: 30 percent
• Bacterial pneumonia: 24 percent
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma in older adults: 13 percent
• Urinary tract infection: 10 percent
• Diabetes with short-term complications: 9 percent

More Articles on Hospital Readmissions and Avoidable Admissions:

51 Hospitals With the Lowest 30-Day Readmission Rates From Heart Failure
Study: Hospitals Use Fewer Than Half of Recommended Practices to Reduce Readmissions
Overcoming Preventable Readmissions: 6 Stories

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