For-profit hospital status and rehospitalizations at different hospitals: an analysis of Medicare data.

@article{Kind2010ForprofitHS,
  title={For-profit hospital status and rehospitalizations at different hospitals: an analysis of Medicare data.},
  author={Amy Jo Haavisto Kind and Christie M. Bartels and Matthew W. Mell and John Mullahy and Maureen Smith},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={153 11},
  pages={718-27}
}
Context Rehospitalizations are a common but poorly understood problem. Contribution This study found that 22% of 16622 Medicare patients who were rehospitalized within 30 days were admitted to a different acute care hospital from the one they had been discharged from. Risk factors for admission to a different hospital included initial hospitalization at a for-profit, medical schoolaffiliated, or low-volume index hospital and having a Medicare-defined disability. Rehospitalization payment costs… CONTINUE READING

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