Two Studies Identify Common Theme Regarding Rehospitalization Rates
December 19, 2014 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
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."