To avoid leaving reimbursement money on the table, healthcare organizations are working hard to reduce avoidable rehospitalizations. Still, certain populations have a significantly higher rate of 30-day readmissions.
Twenty-five percent of patients with congestive heart failure are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge, according to a new infographic from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This infographic also details the other top conditions, as well as Medicare and Medicaid populations, being readmitted to hospitals. Read more. (Source: Healthcare Intelligence Network, 7/17/13).