Table 1Readmission rates by 7, 14, and 30 days post-discharge of an initial hospital stay, by expected payer and age group, 2008

Expected payer and age groupNumber of dischargesNumber of patientsReadmission rate
7 day14 day30 day
Medicare
 Adults, age 65+4,426,5002,884,7006.5%11.1%19.0%
 Adults, age 18–64959,900539,6008.0%13.9%24.1%
Medicaid
 Maternal, regardless of age732,400655,2002.2%3.5%5.5%
 Non-maternal pediatric, age 1–17224,800174,6004.1%7.0%12.1%
 Non-maternal adults, age 18–44469,800299,8007.6%12.5%20.8%
 Non-maternal adults, age 45–64565,100326,5008.1%14.2%24.4%
Private insurance
 Maternal, regardless of age851,400794,7001.6%2.4%3.6%
 Non-maternal pediatric, age 1–17167,000137,4004.1%6.9%11.3%
 Non-maternal adults, age 18–44808,300661,1003.8%6.2%10.1%
 Non-maternal adults, age 45–641,587,5001,236,8004.2%7.1%11.9%
Uninsured
 Maternal, regardless of age39,60034,5002.3%3.6%5.7%
 Non-maternal pediatric, age 1–1715,00013,2002.9%4.4%7.0%
 Non-maternal adults, age 18–44273,600216,7004.4%7.0%11.2%
 Non-maternal adults, age 45–64254,500188,2005.1%8.7%14.4%
All other payers
 All ages391,200307,6004.3%7.1%11.7%

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, 2008, from the following 15 states: AR, CA, FL, HI, LA, MA, MO, NE, NH, NY, SC, TN, UT, VA, WA

From: All-Cause Readmissions by Payer and Age, 2008

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