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Avoidable hospital readmissions

The Commission has developed a list of avoidable hospital readmissions and associated condition-specific timeframes. In early 2020, the Commission started reviewing the avoidable hospital readmissions list, and aims to update the list in early 2021.

In late 2019, following a roundtable with representation from clinicians, state and territory health departments, the private sector, and safety and quality experts, the Commission provided a nationally consistent definition and prioritisation criteria for avoidable hospital readmissions to the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council. The council is expected to consider the proposed definition in late 2020.