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System Performance

Interpretation Note

Results for the 2020/21 - 2022/23 fiscal years should be interpreted with caution as the COVID-19 pandemic may have affected hospital admissions and readmissions.


This indicator shows the percentage of new patients receiving publicly funded home care who had an unplanned readmission within 30 days of leaving hospital, among those referred to home care from hospital or within 7 days of discharge. A lower percentage is better. Timely follow-up after hospital discharge can help prevent readmissions and improve patient outcomes.

Central East ×



of patients were readmitted within 30 days of leaving hospital

Learn why some data are not available.

Compare results across regions:

Region Percent
Ontario 13.3
Central East 13.2
Central West 12.5
North East 12.6
South West 12.7
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant 12.8
Erie St Clair 12.9
South East 13.0
Mississauga Halton 13.5
Champlain 13.8
Central 14.1
North Simcoe Muskoka 14.1
North West 14.2
Toronto Central 14.4
Waterloo Wellington 14.7


Data sources: Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), Registered Persons Database (RPDB), Home Care Database (HCD), provided by ICES. For more information, please visit the Indicator Library.

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