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AHRQ: Hospital Readmissions Are Not Just a Problem for Medicare
From the AHRQ: "Many hospitals are working hard at lowering readmissions among Medicare patients. But another patient group - adults covered by Medicaid - have readmission rates that are just as high, or even higher, than Medicare patients, 2012 data from AHRQ shows."
The following graphic compares 30-day readmission rates for Medicare and Medicaid patients for acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, pneumonia, and hip and knee replacement.