Pediatric hospitals have varied 30-day patient return rates

01/22/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

Overall, the 30-day unadjusted readmission rate for all children admitted at pediatric hospitals was 6.5%, but readmission rates varied across conditions and hospitals, U.S. researchers wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Hospitals with high readmission rates had higher 30-day adjusted readmission rates and sickle cell rates than low readmission hospitals, the study found.

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