Preventable Hospital Readmissions Fall Dramatically Across US

A concerted nationwide effort to improve care quality and reduce preventable hospital readmissions has produced a rapid drop in the number of patients who return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge, boasts new data from CMS.

In a blod post this week, CMS officials revealed that 43 states have seen readmission rates fall by more than 5 percent since 2010.  Eleven states have more than doubled that achievement, managing to slash the preventable readmission rate by over ten percent over the past six years.

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