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Readmission Rates for Medicare Beneficiaries , 2005

  title={Readmission Rates for Medicare Beneficiaries , 2005},
  author={Jenny Minott},
2 Introduction For most patients who leave the hospital, the last thing they want is to return anytime soon. Yet, many Medicare patients discharged from an inpatient stay find themselves back in the hospital within 30 days. Some of these readmissions are planned, and others may be part of the natural course of treatment for specific conditions; but, increasingly, some hospital readmissions are being thought of as avoidable and as " indicators of poor care or missed opportunities to better… 



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