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Study examines Calif. hospital readmissions
Modern Healthcare

More than one-third of hospital patients in California were readmitted within a year, according to newly released data from 2005. Out of 1.7 million patients hospitalized in the state in 2005, 36% had at least one readmission over the following 365 days, according to the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, which analyzed hospital discharge data.