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Preventing Hospital Readmissions CAB 

Date of Publication:
NOV 2010
Associated Project:
Readmissions Project
Driven largely by poor discharge procedures and inadequate follow-up care, nearly one in every five Medicare patients discharged from the hospital is readmitted within 30 days. Across all insured patients, the preventable readmission rate is 11 percent, while the rate for Medicare patients is 13.3 percent.