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Hospital return visits at 25%, U.S. study finds
Sacramento Bee

More than a fourth of all hospital patients were readmitted within two years for the same conditions that prompted their initial hospitalization, according to a new federal study.

The study released Wednesday by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality adds to a growing body of research suggesting that revolving-door admissions are adding billions of dollars, perhaps unnecessarily, to the country’s growing health care costs.