Infographic: The State of Hospital Readmissions

Monday, May 19th, 2014
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

CMS data shows that 30-day hospital readmission rates for Medicare beneficiaries began to decrease in 2012 — from 19.5 percent to 18.5 percent — but it is still a long way from the CMS goal of reducing preventable hospital readmissions by 20 percent, according to a new infographic from Vree Health.

This infographic compares 2011 to 2012 readmissions by state and conditions including CHF, AMI, pneumonia, and hip and knee replacements.

You may also be interested in 2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Reducing Hospital Readmissions. This 60-page resource documents the latest key initiatives and partnerships to reduce readmissions by patients with heart failure, pneumonia, myocardial infarction, acute COPD, hip and knee replacement and others.

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