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Comparison of Risk-Standardized Readmission Rates of Surgical Patients at Safety-Net and Non–Safety-Net Hospitals Using Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and American Hospital Association Data

Comparison of Risk-Standardized Readmission Rates of Surgical Patients at Safety-Net and... Key PointsQuestionAfter adjusting for hospital characteristics, is there a difference in surgical readmission rates between safety-net and non–safety-net hospitals? FindingsThis study of 1 252 505 patients with surgical admissions linked data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s 2011-2014 State Inpatient Databases for 4 geographically varied states with data from the 2014 American Hospital Association annual survey; hospital risk-standardized readmission rates were calculated. After controlling for hospital characteristics and patient factors, safety-net hospitals had slightly higher readmission rates after surgery. MeaningSurgical patients appear to have experienced higher readmission rates at safety-net hospitals. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

Comparison of Risk-Standardized Readmission Rates of Surgical Patients at Safety-Net and Non–Safety-Net Hospitals Using Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and American Hospital Association Data

JAMA Surgery , Volume 154 (5) – May 16, 2019

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2019 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6254
eISSN
2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5242
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionAfter adjusting for hospital characteristics, is there a difference in surgical readmission rates between safety-net and non–safety-net hospitals? FindingsThis study of 1 252 505 patients with surgical admissions linked data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s 2011-2014 State Inpatient Databases for 4 geographically varied states with data from the 2014 American Hospital Association annual survey; hospital risk-standardized readmission rates were calculated. After controlling for hospital characteristics and patient factors, safety-net hospitals had slightly higher readmission rates after surgery. MeaningSurgical patients appear to have experienced higher readmission rates at safety-net hospitals.

Journal

JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 16, 2019

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