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Rhode Island: Potentially Preventable Readmissions Related to Behavioral Health
Published by State of Rhode Island Department of Health, 2019.
Using 3M’s standard, clinically-based methodology, HealthFacts RI has found that substance use disorders (SUD) and mental health issues are the primary drivers of potentially preventable readmissions in Rhode Island, accounting for over 20% of PPRs in 2013. In other words, individuals admitted to the hospital for a SUD or mental health issue are more likely to have a potentially preventable readmission than individuals admitted for any other reason. This highlights the importance of coordinating care and integrating behavioral health services into primary care and other medical settings.
Source: Rhode Island Department of Health. Potentially Preventable Readmissions Related to Behavioral Health in Rhode Island.