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READMISSIONS: 13.8 per 100 admissions, US 2011 all-cause

These are national data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).

Total All-Cause 30-Day Readmission Rates (per 100 admissions), US 2011

  • 17.2  Medicare patients (65+ years old)
  • 14.6 Medicaid patients (18 to 64 years old)
  •   8.7 privately insured patients (18 to 64 years old)
  • 10.6 uninsured patients (18 to 64 years old)
  • 13.8  total patients

MEDICARE PATIENTS:  Top All-Cause 30-Day Readmission Rates (per 100 admissions), US 2011, by CAUSE

  • 24.5  Congestive heart failure
  • 21.8  Acute and unspecified renal failure
  • 21.5  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis

MEDICAID PATIENTS:  Top All-Cause 30-Day Readmission Rates (per 100 admissions), US 2011, by CAUSE

  • 30.4  Congestive heart failure
  • 26.6  Diabetes mellitus with complications
  • 26.1  Alcohol-related disorders

PRIVATELY INSURED PATIENTS: Top All-Cause 30-Day Readmission Rates (per 100 admissions), US 2011, by CAUSE

  • 64.4  Maintenance chemotherapy; radiotherapy
  • 24.6  Secondary malignancies
  • 18.7  Early or threatened labor

UNINSURED PATIENTS: Top All-Cause 30-Day Readmission Rates (per 100 admissions), US 2011, by CAUSE

  • 16.8  Congestive heart failure
  • 16.0  Alcohol-related disorders
  • 15.5  Pancreatic disorders (not diabetes)

Source: Hines, A.L., Barrett, M.L., and others.  Conditions with the largest number of adult hospital readmissions by payer, 2011.  Statistical Brief;172:1-10, Apr. 2014.  Click here for full text: http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb172-Conditions-Readmissions-Payer.pdf 

Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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