Healthcare Quality

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

Nursing home rehospitalizations over time