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A Comparison of All-Cause 7-Day and 30-Day Readmissions

There have been increasing efforts among healthcare policymakers, payers, and providers to measure and reduce hospital readmissions.

  • In 2014, 14% of inpatient stays were readmitted within 30 days. More than one-third of these readmissions occurred within 7 days, a 7-day readmission rate of 5%.
  • Diagnoses at index stays with the highest 7-day and 30-day readmission rates were similar. Schizophrenia, alcohol-related disorders, and congestive heart failure were among the leading diagnoses with both the highest 7-day and 30-day readmission rates.
  • However, there were several differences in diagnoses associated with the two types of rates. Index stays with intestinal obstruction without hernia and acute myocardial infarction ranked in the top 20 diagnoses with the highest 7-day, but not 30-day readmission rates.
  • For both 7-day and 30-day readmissions, the rate of readmission was highest among patients with Medicare, followed by patients with Medicaid, no insurance, and private insurance.

For more info, see Fingar et al. (2017). A comparison of all-cause 7-day and 30-day readmissions, 2014. Statistical Brief #230. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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