Reuters recently posted an article discussing the factors that lead to hospital readmission rates. In a new study by the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers found that “age, race, employment status, living situation, education and income levels are just some of the factors that may play a role.” This could cause a problem, as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently started using readmission rates as a means to determine the amount of funding hospitals receive. The older adult population is a frequent user of hospital services for their care, and this new delegation of funds could affect that. To learn more about this study, click HERE.

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