Pediatric readmissions, revisits don't reflect quality of care

08/26/2013 | · Healthcare Informatics online

The number of 30-day readmissions and revisits by pediatric patients for certain diagnoses were not valuable in evaluating the quality of care provided in hospitals, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project involving 958 hospitals showed that 30-day readmission rates were less than 10% for seven common inpatient pediatric conditions, while 30-day revisit rates ranged from 6.2% to 11%.

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