NY Hospitals Have High Readmission Rate

08/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hospitals in New York State are significantly worse than those elsewhere in the nation at limiting patients from having to return shortly after being treated for a major illness, according to federal data released on Thursday. The new data come amid a national debate over how to reduce the rate of hospital readmissions, which cost the federal government billions of dollars a year in Medicare reimbursements.

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