Readmissions cost typical hospital $3.83 million a year, report says

04/12/2012 | Healthcare Finance News

Readmissions cost a community hospital $3.83 million each year and inappropriate lengths of stay add another $2.63 million, according to data from the Premier health care alliance. The report showed the highest rates of readmissions came from patients with circulatory system problems such as heart attack and heart failure, followed by respiratory issues and musculoskeletal cases.

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