Medicare Hospital Readmission Rates

Notes: National readmission rates include Medicare fee-for-service unplanned hospitalizations for any cause within 30 days of discharge from an initial hospitalization for either heart failure, heart attack, or pneumonia. Rates are risk-adjusted for certain patient characteristics, such as age and other medical conditions.

Data Source: Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of CMS Hospital Compare data files.

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation: A Primer on Medicare: Key Facts About the Medicare Program and the People it Covers