New York City Health Atlas

Hospital Readmissions

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Description

Number of patients discharged from a hospital who are readmitted to the same or a higher level of care within 30 days.


Calculation

Number of patients who are readmitted within 30 days per 1,000 patients discharged.


Source

Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) Inpatient Data, 2011-2013.


Years of Data

2011-2013


Additional Resources

City Wide Average

14.3

Census Tract 3100600 Average

11.2

Averages

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14.3 City-Wide
16.0 Brooklyn
11.2 Tract

Census Tract 3100600

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Readmission Rate Hospital Discharges
All 11.2 7,962

Sex

Female 10.3 3,883
Male 8.6 4,077

Race/Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander 4.8 208
Black 6.2 7,045
Hispanic 16.0 313
White 43.5 207

Age

0-14 years 2.3 1,297
15-24 years 5.8 1,034
25-34 years 2.7 1,503
35-44 years 11.5 872
45-54 years 7.0 1,429
55-64 years 18.9 1,111
65-74 years 35.4 339
75+ years 63.0 365
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Correlation Is Not Causation

In statistics, correlation is a measure of association between two numeric variables. The strength of correlation between two variables is represented by the correlation coefficient, represented by the abbreviation r. Correlation coefficients range between -1 to 1.

Though the correlation coefficient indicates the strength of an association, it does not provide information about whether the change in one variable is caused by the other.

For example, if the correlation between adult smoking prevalence and child poverty is 0.7—a strong correlation—we cannot say either that adult smoking causes child poverty or, inversely, that child poverty causes smoking. We only know that as one of these variables increases, the other tends to increases.