Medicaid Hospital Inpatient Potentially Preventable Readmission Rates by Hospital API: Beginning 2011
This featured Application Programming Interface (API) page serves as a reference for developers who are building tools that interact with the data on Health Data NY. The page provides examples on how to retrieve data from each of the fields within the dataset. A description of each field is also provided. This specific API page is for the Medicaid Hospital Inpatient Potentially Preventable Readmisison (PPR) Rates by Hospital (SPARCS): Beginning 20011 dataset. The dataset contains Potentially Preventable Readmission observed, expected, and risk adjusted rates by hospital for Medicaid enrollees beginning in 2011. The Potentially Preventable Readmission (PPR) software created by 3M Health Information Systems, identifies hospital admissions clinically related to an initial admission within a specified time period. For this dataset, readmissions were evaluated within a 30-day time period from the discharge date of the initial hospital admission. A PPR may have resulted from a deficiency in the process of care and treatment at the initial hospitalization or lack of post discharge follow up. PPRs are not defined by unrelated events that occur post-discharge, such as admissions for trauma. For each hospital, the total number of at risk admissions, the total number of observed PPR chains, the observed PPR rate, the expected PPR rate, and risk adjusted PPR rate are presented by year. This data set is available at : https://health.data.ny.gov/Health/Medicaid-Hospital-Inpatient-Potentially-Preventabl/ckvf-rbyn. For more information about the dataset, go to the dataset and look in the "About" section.