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Relationship Between Hospital Readmission and Mortality Rates for Patients Hospitalized With Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, or Pneumonia

Relationship Between Hospital Readmission and Mortality Rates for Patients Hospitalized With... ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Relationship Between Hospital Readmission and Mortality Rates for Patients Hospitalized With Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, or Pneumonia Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM Importance The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services publicly reports hospi- Zhenqiu Lin, PhD tal 30-day, all-cause, risk-standardized mortality rates (RSMRs) and 30-day, all- cause, risk-standardized readmission rates (RSRRs) for acute myocardial infarction, heart Patricia S. Keenan, PhD, MHS failure, and pneumonia. The evaluation of hospital performance as measured by RSMRs Jersey Chen, MD, MPH and RSRRs has not been well characterized. Joseph S. Ross, MD, MHS Objective To determine the relationship between hospital RSMRs and RSRRs over- all and within subgroups defined by hospital characteristics. Elizabeth E. Drye, MD, SM Design, Setting, and Participants We studied Medicare fee-for-service benefi- Susannah M. Bernheim, MD, MHS ciaries discharged with acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pneumonia be- Yun Wang, PhD tween July 1, 2005, and June 30, 2008 (4506 hospitals for acute myocardial infarc- Elizabeth H. Bradley, PhD tion, 4767 hospitals for heart failure, and 4811 hospitals for pneumonia). We quantified the correlation between hospital RSMRs and RSRRs using weighted linear correlation; Lein F. Han, PhD evaluated correlations in groups defined by hospital characteristics; and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Relationship Between Hospital Readmission and Mortality Rates for Patients Hospitalized With Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, or Pneumonia

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2013.333
pmid
23403683
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Abstract

ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Relationship Between Hospital Readmission and Mortality Rates for Patients Hospitalized With Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, or Pneumonia Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM Importance The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services publicly reports hospi- Zhenqiu Lin, PhD tal 30-day, all-cause, risk-standardized mortality rates (RSMRs) and 30-day, all- cause, risk-standardized readmission rates (RSRRs) for acute myocardial infarction, heart Patricia S. Keenan, PhD, MHS failure, and pneumonia. The evaluation of hospital performance as measured by RSMRs Jersey Chen, MD, MPH and RSRRs has not been well characterized. Joseph S. Ross, MD, MHS Objective To determine the relationship between hospital RSMRs and RSRRs over- all and within subgroups defined by hospital characteristics. Elizabeth E. Drye, MD, SM Design, Setting, and Participants We studied Medicare fee-for-service benefi- Susannah M. Bernheim, MD, MHS ciaries discharged with acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pneumonia be- Yun Wang, PhD tween July 1, 2005, and June 30, 2008 (4506 hospitals for acute myocardial infarc- Elizabeth H. Bradley, PhD tion, 4767 hospitals for heart failure, and 4811 hospitals for pneumonia). We quantified the correlation between hospital RSMRs and RSRRs using weighted linear correlation; Lein F. Han, PhD evaluated correlations in groups defined by hospital characteristics; and

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 13, 2013

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