Medicolegal Issues

By the Numbers: 8.3%


8.3%1 in 12 adults ages 21 and older Discharged from the hospital to the community were readmitted within 30 days, according to the National Institute for Health Care Reform. One in 3 (32.9%) were readmitted within one year, suggesting that a significant number of patients remain at risk for readmission far beyond the typically measured 30-day window.

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