Two Studies Identify Common Theme Regarding Rehospitalization Rates
December 19, 2014 | Aging Services Risk Management
Two new studies both identify low income as being significantly associated with readmission rates. Both were published in the December 2, 2014, Annals of Internal Medicine. One found a significant increase in rehospitalization rate in the most poverty-stricken neighborhoods: nearly 5% more than other neighborhoods. These researchers note that "residence within a disadvantaged U.S. neighborhood is a rehospitalization predictor of magnitude similar to chronic pulmonary disease."