Contract information update
re-admissions, acute invoices, maternity pathways analysed
The latest information to go onto EMPACT's Commissioning Information System (CIS) includes updated reports on the first months rates of hospital re-admission within 30 days of discharge. The updates include the emergency re-admission reports, along with a summary guidance sheet to assist in interpreting the data provided. Also available on CIS is the suite of 'acute invoice validation' (AIV) reports for April 2011 hospital activity, in a 'pseudonymised' format to protect patient identification. AIV reports are published monthly in line with national timetables to support the financial management of contracts.
A maternity pathway benchmarking analysis has also been uploaded to CIS offering additional intelligence for commissioners and providers to help them get the best outcomes for the most effective pathway across maternity services. The report finds there is a high degree of variation in the cost of maternity pathways within the East Midlands. There is also variation in maternity performance outcomes and quality indicators across the region. However, there is no obvious link between this variation and the differences in pathway spend for each provider.