Hospital Readmissions for Psychiatric Conditions. Hospital readmissions for psychiatric conditions, which are costly and disruptive to individuals and families, can result from a worsening condition or ineffective care. This infographic shows that patients with schizophrenia or mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar disorder, were more likely in 2012 to be readmitted than patients with non-mental health conditions. Patients with schizophrenia or mood disorders were also less likely than others to receive home health care after initial discharge. Schizophrenia resulted in 383,000 hospital stays, Mood disorders resulted in 847,000 hospital stays. A bar graph shows the 30-day readmission rate for: Schizophrenia (15%), Mood disorders (9%), and all other non-mental health and substance abuse conditions (4%). A second bar graph shows the percentage of initial stays that received home health care after discharge: Schizophrenia (1%), Mood disorders (2%), and all other non-mental health and substance abuse conditions (14%).
Source; http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb189-Hospital-Readmissions-Psychiatric-Disorders-2012.jsp
Publication Date: May 28, 2015