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Blog: A Call for Standardized Rehospitalization Measures

In a recent blog post, Anne-Marie J. Audet, M.D., M.Sc., vice president of The Commonwealth Fund's Program on Health System Improvement and Efficiency, argues that the lack of a standard approach to measuring rehospitalizations is no longer tenable. "Rehospitalizations are prevalent, harmful to patients, and costly," she writes. "More important, they are a symptom of our fragmented health care system, which is still working within silos. To move toward greater levels of care coordination, integration, and accountability, we must have standard measures to track progress. After all, what gets measured gets done."

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