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Dartmouth Readmissions Report Shows Scant Progress
Health Leaders Media

Despite widespread acknowledgement of the need to reduce hospital readmissions, only slight progress was made in reducing rates of 30-day readmissions among Medicare patients between 2008 and 2010. That’s according to “The Revolving Door Syndrome,” the latest report on hospital readmissions from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, which again points to the highly variable rates even within types of patients within a hospital, or hospitals within a city or state.