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READMISSIONS: Benchmarks: Trends in 30-day readmission rate for US, states, counties, hospitals (Medicare data)

MEDICARE 30-DAY READMISSION RATES: U.S. national average
Year All Medical All Surgical CHF AMI Pneumonia
2004 15.9% 12.7% 20.9% 19.4% 15.1%
2008 16.2% 12.7% 21.4% 18.7% 15.3%
2009 16.1% 12.7% 21.2% 18.5% 15.3%
2010 15.9% 12.4% 21.1% 18.1% 15.3%
2011 15.9% 12.3% 21.1% 17.8% 15.3%
2012 15.5% 12.0% 20.5% 16.8% 14.9%

Notes:

  • CHF: Congestive heart failure
  • AMI: Acute myocardial infarction
  • The data are from a FREE interactive website that can be adjusted to provide data for other geographies – state, county, hospital referral regions – or for individual hospitals.
  • I generated these data on 12/29/15 using the interactive website; and double-checked them by re-generating them.
  • 2012 is the most current year for which data are available as of this writing (12/29/15)

Source: The Dartmouth atlas of health care. (2015). Lebanon, N.H.: The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Retrieved from http://www.dartmouthatlas.org/data/topic/topic.aspx?cat=30  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050 rc@aha.org

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