Interactive Map: The Revolving Door Syndrome

Dartmouth Atlas Data Show Percent of Patients Readmitted Within 30 Days of Discharge in 2010 by Region

    • February 11, 2013

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The Revolving Door Syndrome

The Revolving Door: A Report on U.S. Hospital Readmissions

A new report from RWJF shows that hospitals and their community allies made little progress from 2008 to 2010 at reducing hospital readmissions for elderly patients. 

The report finds that the chance of readmission after patients leave the hospital varies markedly across regions and hospitals and that overall readmission rates did not decline meaningfully. The findings are based on new Medicare data from the Dartmouth Atlas Project that includes readmission rates for states, hospital referral regions, and more than 3,000 hospitals.

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