Respiratory

Readmissions Remain High Among Patients With COPD1

Acute exacerbations are the cause of hospital admission for 2 of 3 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).2,*
National 30-day COPD readmission rate in 20171
20.1%
20.1%
National 30-day COPD readmission rate in 20171
$12,000
Upward cost of each readmission3

A COPD care bundle can reduce readmission rates4

Components of a successful COPD care bundle include:

Respiratory reducing cost of care
  • Appropriate inhaler regimen
  • 30-day inhaler supply
  • Personalized education
  • Standardized discharge instructions and COPD education
  • Follow-up within 15 days of discharge

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12.5%

readmission rate

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10.9%

readmission rate

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1. Fingar KR, Barrett ML, Jiang HJ. A Comparison of All-Cause 7-Day and 30-Day Readmissions, 2014. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #230. October 2017. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb230-7-Day-Versus-30-Day-Readmissions.pdf. 2. Data on file. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 3. Health Catalyst. Driving Down Costly COPD-related Readmissions with NOREADMITS Bundle. https://www.healthcatalyst.com/success_stories/copdreadmissions-multicare. Accessed April 20, 2020. 4. Zafar MA, et al. Reliable adherence to a COPD care bundle mitigates system-level failures and reduces COPD readmissions: a system redesign using improvement science. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26:908-18.