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

3801 (District 112) Average

12.9

Averages

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14.3 City-Wide
12.5 Manhattan
12.9 3801 (District 112)

3801 (District 112)

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Readmission Rate Hospital Discharges
All 12.9 629,434

Sex

Female 9.7 319,839
Male 11.6 309,596

Race/Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander 8.5 15,084
Black 28.2 50,100
Hispanic 4.0 445,508
White 11.0 106,422

Age

0-14 years 4.8 96,075
15-24 years 3.8 95,460
25-34 years 5.8 114,105
35-44 years 8.2 88,992
45-54 years 14.7 84,153
55-64 years 17.4 74,385
65-74 years 30.8 42,374
75+ years 60.4 33,891
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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.