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Readmission More Likely for Non-surgical Patients
Health Leaders Media

Patients undergoing non-surgical care for chronic or acute conditions were back in the hospital significantly more often than patients initially hospitalized for surgical procedures, a study 30-day readmission rates in 15 large states has revealed.

That’s according to the latest statistical brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), which looked at 8.7 million discharges for all payers and all ages.

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