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Race, Ethnicity Factor in Hospital Readmissions



SAN FRANCISCO — Among children hospitalized with asthma or diabetes, non-Hispanic black patients have the highest rates of readmission, while readmission rates among those hospitalized with seizure or migraine are highest among non-Hispanic whites, according to data presented at the 2016 AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

“Preventing hospital readmissions continues to be a key aim of health system initiatives striving to optimize the quality of transitions of care for hospitalized patients,” Kavita Parikh, MD, MSHS, of the George Washington University Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., told Healio Family Medicine. “Unfortunately, the effectiveness of discharge and follow-up care is not equitable across all hospitalized children.”

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