7. Geographic Variation in Hospital Readmissions

Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

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Geographic Variation in Hospital Readmissions

Image: Map of the United States showing readmission rates by State.

16.7% or less:

  • Colorado.
  • Hawaii.
  • Idaho.
  • Iowa.
  • Maine.
  • Minnesota.
  • Montana.
  • Nebraska.
  • New Mexico.
  • North Dakota.
  • Oregon.
  • South Dakota.
  • Utah.
  • Vermont.
  • Washington.
  • Wisconsin.
  • Wyoming.

16.8% - 19%:

  • Alabama.
  • Alaska.
  • Arizona.
  • California.
  • Connecticut.
  • Florida.
  • Georgia.
  • Indiana.
  • Mississippi.
  • Missouri.
  • New Hampshire.
  • New Jersey.
  • New York.
  • North Carolina.
  • Rhode Island.
  • South Carolina.
  • Tennessee.
  • Virginia.

19% or more:

  • Arkansas.
  • Delaware.
  • Illinois.
  • Kansas.
  • Kentucky.
  • Louisiana.
  • Maryland.
  • Massachusetts.
  • Michigan.
  • Nevada.
  • Ohio.
  • Oklahoma.
  • Pennsylvania.
  • Texas.
  • West Virginia.

Source: 2007 Medicare SAF data.


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Current as of June 2009
Internet Citation: 7. Geographic Variation in Hospital Readmissions: Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/readmissions/readslide7.html