Reduce hospital readmissions with Inhealthcare’s surgical outcome tracker service
Hospital readmissions in the UK – how big is the problem?
According to research, between three to 11 per cent of patients are readmitted to hospital within 28 days due to factors including post-surgical complications or infection during or after a hospital stay. Every year, almost £600m of payments are withheld from NHS hospitals due to readmissions. Evidence also suggests that length of stay is greater for those readmitted when compared to first admissions.
We have developed a digital surgical outcome tracker service to reduce readmissions in the UK and alleviate pressures on the NHS.
How does our surgical outcome tracker service work?
Our surgical outcome tracker service assists the NHS by identifying patients at the greatest risk of hospital readmission. Our surgical outcome tracker service remotely monitors those discharged from hospital using simple technology. Patients are followed up with a series of clinically determined safety questions via an automated phone call, SMS or a secure online portal. This data is used to determine those at risk of hospital readmission. If readings fall outside of pre-set clinical parameters, an alert is generated to the discharge liaison nurse to make timely intervention, enabling them to more effectively and efficiently spend their time.
Our surgical outcome tracker service is powered by our national digital health platform.
Find out more about our surgical outcome tracker service
Understand how County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust introduced a digital surgical outcome tracker service to reduce secondary care readmissions.
Download our surgical outcome brochure to find out more about how we can help reduce hospital readmissions.