Table 2Readmissions within 30 days by community income, 2009

Low-incomeHigh-income
Number of StaysPercentage readmittedNumber of StaysPercentage readmitted
Orthopedic procedure
Hip replacement96,6009.4%96,9007.3%
Knee replacement150,1005.6%128,6004.7%
Laminectomy112,0007.3%94,6006.3%
Spinal fusion107,8007.5%78,6006.7%
Treatment of fracture or dislocation of hip and femur79,60012.6%55,70012.1%
Non-orthopedic procedure
Appendectomy82,2006.1%73,9005.4%
Cesarean section (C-section)358,7002.4%256,7001.5%
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)70,90016.2%44,40015.7%
Hysterectomy118,2005.1%94,3004.4%
Percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PTCA)184,30014.1%116,50012.2%
Common medical condition
Congestive heart failure (CHF)312,30025.9%141,30024.7%
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)238,10021.6%82,80021.1%
Pneumonia350,60015.3%148,80015.2%

Source: Weighted national estimates from a readmissions analysis file derived from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID), 2009, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

From: Post-Surgical Readmissions among Patients Living in the Poorest Communities, 2009

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