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Infographic: The $18B Impact of Medicare Hospital Readmissions

October 4th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Hospital readmissions drive up overall cost of healthcare for everyone. There is a $17.8 billion dollar impact of unnecessary hospital readmissions on Medicare due to poor follow-up, according to a new infographic from DoctorBase.

The infographic shows that one in eight Medicare patients are readmitted within 30 days. This infographic also outlines the potential money Medicare could save by improving patient and provider communication, includes statistics on follow-up measures, and shows money wasted on unnecessary or repeated tests.

Impact of Medicare Hospital Readmissions

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You may also be interested in this related resource: Rethinking Readmissions: Patient-Centered Collaborations in Care Transition Management.