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Hospital readmissions in California costly, study finds
Sacramento Bee

More than one in every three people hospitalized in California winds up being readmitted within a year – a revolving-door pattern that adds billions of dollars to health care costs, according to state data.

Many of those readmissions could have been avoided, said researchers at the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, which issued a study Monday using 2005-06 data.