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California’s Best and Worst Hospitals Based on 30-Day Readmission Data Christy Rakoczy

November 15th, 2012 | 2

HospitalSignHigher-quality patient care at the hospital has historically been thought to reduce the possibility that the same patient will be readmitted within 30 days’ time.  However, according to a recent study, it appears that this may not be the case. A more effective approach to readmission data may be the development of care guidelines for those suffering from different illnesses – for example, distinguishing between heart attacks, heart failure, and instances of pneumonia.

The following data was compiled from the site listed in the above article, Hospital Compare. Readmissions data between hospitals throughout California from the database download was examined, and the hospitals were compared against one another. The data was then broken down into “Heart Attack,” “Heart Failure,” and “Pneumonia” readmission categories.

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