30-day hospital readmissions among Medicare beneficiaries
30-day hospital readmissions among Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older per 1,000 beneficiaries
About this data measure
- Hospital readmissions may result in various negative consequences including medical errors, emotional strain on the patient, and excessive medical costs.
- Rhode Island’s rate of 30-day hospital readmissions has decreased slightly since 2015 but remains above the national average.
Measure Source: Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse (CCW), via CMS Geographic Variation Public Use File, accessed via Commonwealth Fund