For-profit hospital status and rehospitalizations at different hospitals: an analysis of Medicare data

Dr. Amy Kind and co-authors examined predictors of and payments for rehospitalization at a different hospital among a 5% random national sample of Medicare patients with rehospitalizations within 30 days of discharge. They found rehospitalizations at different hospitals are common for Medicare patients. Rehospitalizations are more likely among those initially hospitalized at a for-profit hospital, and are related to increased overall payments without improved mortality.

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