Readmissions for Sepsis Occur at Similar Rate as Other High-Risk Conditions, Cost More

July 15, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Health System


The frequency of 30-day readmissions following hospitalizations for sepsis is comparable to those following hospitalizations for congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction, according to the results of a study published online June 30, 2015, in Critical Care Medicine. The study, which evaluated all hospitalizations that occurred at nonfederal, acute care hospitals in California from 2009 to 2011, found that the all-cause 30-day readmission rates for sepsis, congestive heart failure, and acute myocardial infarction were 20.4%, 23.6%, and 17.7%, respectively.

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