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Medicare Hospital 30-Day Readmission Rates and Associated Costs, by Hospital Referral Regions, 2003

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Two bar charts show:

  • Rate of hospital readmission within 30 days:
    • National mean: 18
    • 10th Percentile: 14
    • 25th Percentile: 16
    • 75th Percentile: 20
    • 90th Percentile: 22
  • Readmission reimbursement as percent of total reimbursement for all admissions:
    • National mean: 35
    • Quartile 1 of regions ranked by readmission rates: 24
    • Quartile 2 of regions ranked by readmission rates: 30
    • Quartile 3 of regions ranked by readmission rates: 34
    • Quartile 4 of regions ranked by readmission rates: 45

Data: G. Anderson and R. Herbert, Johns Hopkins University analysis of 2003 Medicare Standard Analytical Files (SAF) 5% Inpatient Data.
Source: Commonwealth Fund National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2006

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