Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Readmission Rates
UTMB defines hospital readmission as patient admission to a hospital within 30 days after being discharged from an earlier hospital stay.
UTMB’s 30-day all-cause readmission rate for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has shown significant improvement over time.
UTMB has experienced an increase in readmission for patients with COPD (within 30 days of a previous hospital discharge) in 2015, however, making our calendar year 2015 average slightly higher than our Academic Medical Center Peers.
In 2015, about 23% of patients diagnosed with COPD came back to UTMB within 30 days of being discharged for an illness that was related or unrelated to their COPD.