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Medical malcare? One in 8 Patients Return to Hospital Within Days after Discharge

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released community-specific data showing that one in eight medicare patients were readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being released after surgery in 2010, while patients in the hospital for reasons other than surgery returned at an even higher rate of one in six. Both rates were virtually unchanged from 2008. The highest regional ...

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