Potentially Preventable Readmission Reports

A Potentially Preventable Readmission (PPR) is a readmission (return hospitalization) to an acute care hospital following a prior acute care admission within a specified time interval, for a reason that is clinically related to the initial hospitalization.

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is required by Section 98.1046, Texas Health and Safety Code, to publicly report information on Texas hospitals regarding risk-adjusted outcome rates for PPRs.  The outcome rates are determined by DSHS to be the most effective measures of quality and efficiency. In publishing the report, DSHS may not disclose the identity of a patient or health care professional.

PPRs are increasingly viewed as an indicator of healthcare quality, based on the expectation that PPRs could have been prevented with quality care during the initial admission, adequate post-discharge planning and follow-up, or improved coordination between inpatient and outpatient healthcare services.

Below is the list of available PPR reports by calendar year: