The Research Department provides analyses to support advocacy efforts on behalf of VHHA’s members. This section of the VHHA website will provide you with the latest research and analysis of important and emerging trends in Virginia hospitals.
The Research Department oversees the inpatient, ambulatory, community benefit, financial and special studies databases. It uses data from state and national sources to address policy questions and issues. The research staff is a resource for hospitals. Every year, VHHA releases a series of reports that provide up-to-date information on both health and hospital trends. Recent studies help track improvements in patient safety and quality, and reductions in readmissions. The research team also conducts population health studies to support members’ community health assessments.
Readmission Diagnoses of Patients Discharged to Home Health (9/23)Statewide data indicate that fewer patients discharged to home health care return to the hospital in 30 days than patients discharged directly to their home or a post-acute care facility. Read More
Principal Diagnoses of Patients Discharged to Home Health (9/9)Having vulnerable patients receive home health services is one approach to reducing hospital readmissions. Home health services provide community-based support to assist patients and their families in managing health care needs. Read More
Information contained herein details progress made by Virginia hospitals and health systems in select quality and patient satisfaction elements of performance.
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