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Changes in 30-day Readmission Rates for Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, and Pneumonia Patients in California Hospitals, 2007-2013

This report in a continuing series of OSHPD Health Facts uses OSHPD’s patient data to evaluate changes in 30-day hospital readmission rates for three medical conditions following the implementation of a federal readmission reduction program. The brief examines changes in rates by patient characteristics and in hospital length of stay. Additionally, the analysis presents the top ten reasons for readmissions for these medical conditions.

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Released Spring 2016

Trends in Firearm-Related Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations in California, 1992 to 2010

Utilizing OSHPD's patient data, this brief examines almost two decades of hospitalization and Emergency Department rates for the major types of intent of firearm-related injury (assault, self-inflicted, unintentional, and legal intervention) broken out by patient demographics (gender, age, race, and ethnicity). Additionally, the analysis presents county comparisons and data related to types of injury, individuals most at risk, costs, source of payment and length of hospital stay.

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Released Spring 2013

Trends in the Hospitalization of Persons Living with HIV Infection and AIDS in California, 1988 to 2008

Utilizing OSHPD's hospital patient discharge data, this brief assesses trends in the number of people infected with HIV/AIDS, their hospitalization rate, how their treatment was paid for, and their risk for dying in the hospital.

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Released Fall 2011

Trends in Bariatric Surgery in California Hospitals, 2005 to 2009

Utilizing OSHPD's hospital patient discharge data, this brief examines hospitalization data for the five main types of bariatric surgery and examines trends in the types of people getting surgery, the safety of the procedures, and the number of surgeries performed at individual hospitals during these years.

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Trends in Cardiac Care in California, 1988 to 2008

Using OSHPD's hospital patient discharge data, this brief compares twenty-year trends in hospitalizations for acute heart attacks, examines the use of hospital based treatments for coronary artery disease and tracks declining in-hospital mortality rates over these years.

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Released Spring 2011

Readmissions to California Hospitals, 2005 to 2006

Using OSHPD's hospital patient discharge data, the brief profiles readmissions among California hospital patients first admitted to the hospital in 2005. More than one-third of the 1.7 million patients had at least one readmission during the 365 days following discharge. The brief covers patterns in readmissions related to patient age, race and ethnicity; who is paying for the hospital care; the patients' diagnosis at first admission to the hospital and where in the state the hospitalization occurs. Additionally, the brief shows how much readmissions add to the total bill for Medicare, Medi-Cal and other payers.

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Released Spring 2010

MRSA Infections in California Hospital Patients, 1999 to 2007

This report uses OSHPD's hospital patient discharge data to describe trends and patterns related to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection among California hospital patients, 1999-2007. The percent of S. aureus infection cases that were resistant to antibiotic treatment are shown in relation to patients' ages, race/ethnicity, and whether they came to the hospital from home or from another healthcare setting. It also compares resistant (MRSA) and non-resistant cases in terms of their hospital costs, hospital length of stay and mortality rates.

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Released Winter 2009

Mortality in California Hospitals, 2006

This report provides information on patient deaths that occurred in a hospital. The brief identifies in-hospital mortality rates, top 5 admitting diagnoses of patients that die in-hospital, end-of-life preferences, conditions associated with higher mortality rates and factors that most strongly predict death.

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Released November 2008

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