Nursing home rehospitalizations
Percentage of short-stay residents (100 days or less) who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission
About this data measure
- Hospital readmissions can have negative physical, emotional, and psychological impacts on individuals in skilled nursing care and cost the Medicare program billions of dollars annually. (Source: AHCA)
- The hospital readmission rate has shown a gradual decline in Rhode Island since the end of 2018 but continues to remain above the national rate.
- Rhode Island is one of the lowest performing states for the percentage of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission.
Measure Source: Medicare Care Compare