All-Cause Readmission Characteristics 2010-2016

Author: 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ),
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

There is a growing focus on avoiding hospital readmissions to decrease costs and improve health outcomes and patient satisfaction. This Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical brief presents data on 30-day all-cause readmissions among patients aged 1 year and older by expected payer and patient age group. Trends in readmissions by payer are provided from 2010 through 2016.