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NHS to Publish Emergency Readmission Data from March

Emergency readmission data for NHS commissioners will be published from March amid concerns about rising numbers of patients returning to hospital within 30 days of discharge, writes HSJ. The proposals were set out in new NHS Digital guidance published this month. They represent a fresh attempt to capture data for a notoriously complex part of patient activity, after system leaders pulled the plug on collections in 2013 amid data quality concerns. The report said the NHS needs “a more consistent form of measurement” and set out plans to add 30 day readmission data to the clinical commissioning group outcomes indicators set from March.

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