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30-Day Readmission, Mortality Rates Updated

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 25, 2012

Interestingly, two hospitals that scored "worse than" national average in 30-day readmission rates are "better than" national average in 30-day mortality: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston, MA and Olympia Medical Center, in Los Angeles, CA.

Hospitals scoring "better than" the national average for 30-day readmission rates in one or two disease categories totaled 328.

Hospital rankings for 30-day readmissions and mortality categories may be compared with listings posted on Hospital Compare 11 months ago, when the three-year performance period began and ended one year earlier.

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CMS Updates Hospital Compare Website


Cheryl Clark is senior quality editor and California correspondent for HealthLeaders Media. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.
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1 comments on "30-Day Readmission, Mortality Rates Updated"


Malachy Nkem (7/26/2012 at 5:28 PM)
This report signifies a need to develop and mandate standardized quality metrics for 30-day preventable readmission rates. It is disconcerting that hospitals that scored "worse than" national average in 30-day readmission also "better than" national average in 30-day mortality