Safety-Net Hospitals, Neighborhood Disadvantage, and Readmissions Under Maryland's All-Payer Program: An Observational Study

Publisher: Annals of Internal Medicine, vol. 171, issue 2
Jul 16, 2019
Authors
Stephen F. Jencks, Alyson Schuster, Geoff B. Dougherty, Sule Gerovich, Jane E. Brock, and Amy J.H. Kind
Safety-net hospitals have higher-than-expected readmission rates. The relative roles of the mean disadvantage of neighborhoods the hospitals serve and the disadvantage of individual patients in predicting a patient's readmission are unclear.