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Infographic: The 7 Cities with the Highest Hospital Readmission Rates in the U.S.

November 7, 2014

In the unfortunate event that one needs to go to the hospital, the end goal is to not need to make an unplanned return visit. A few different issues can cause unplanned readmissions such as lack of access to proper follow-up care, but it could also be a sign of not getting the proper care that was needed.

An analysis by the Kaiser Health News found that seven cities in the U.S. have higher readmission rates than that of the national average. Not necessarily the best news for patients of these hospitals.

Click the image below, created by Becker’s Hospital Review, to view the whole list of cities and hospitals:

Is your city and hospital on the list? Do you have concerned about the quality of care you are receiving from your hospital? Let us know on Twitter!

Next post, we will talk more about hospital quality and ways as a consumer-patient, you can identify which hospital is best for you.

Past Blog Entries

November 7, 2014

Infographic: The 7 Cities with the Highest Hospital Readmission Rates in the U.S.

October 24, 2014

Commonwealth Fund: What Would Happen If Health Care in the U.S. Improved?

October 10, 2014

Illuminating Healthcare Pricing: Organizations to Watch

October 3, 2014

New York State Says "No" to Surprise Large Medical Bills

September 26, 2014

Let's Talk About Fee-for-Service

September 12, 2014

Reflecting on 13 Years Ago

September 5, 2014

The "Slow" Rise of Health Care Spending

August 29, 2014

Heads or Tails...

August 1, 2014

Interactive Graphic: The Cost of Health Care

June 27, 2014

Infographic: Americans Receive A Failing Grade When It Comes to Their Medical IQ

June 20, 2014

The U.S. Ranks 11th in Healthcare….Out of Eleven

June 13, 2014

Being Left in the Dark By Our Healthcare System: A Consumer’s Perspective

June 6, 2014

INQUIRE Video Spotlight: Adding Up and Breaking Down Health Care’s Big Price Tags

May 23, 2014

What if Amazon Worked Like Our Healthcare System?

May 7, 2014

Are You Receiving Quality Care?

May 1, 2014

If Air Travel Worked Like Healthcare

April 23, 2014

Paying More for Less in America

April 16, 2014

Understanding Healthcare Prices: A Consumer Guide

April 10, 2014

What Medicare's Pricing Data Release Means to You

April 2, 2014

Labor and Delivery

March 26, 2014

The 2014 Price Transparency Grades Are Out

March 19, 2014

This Year's State Report Card on Price Transparency

March 12, 2014

Healthcare Transparency Isn't Limited to Price and Quality

March 5, 2014

What is Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID)?

February 26, 2014

Infographic: Five Ways Our Healthcare System Is Broken

February 19, 2014

Holding Our States Accountable

February 13, 2014

INQUIRE Video Spotlight: Four Shocking Facts About US Healthcare

February 5, 2014

Am I A Healthcare Consumer?

January 29, 2014

Being an Engaged Patient in the Age of 400,000 Avoidable Annual Deaths

January 22, 2014

Video Spotlight: Why Are American Health Care Costs So High?

January 13, 2014

A Long and Difficult Process

January 13, 2014

Speak for Themselves