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

Zip Code 10465 Average

18.8

Averages

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14.3 City-Wide
17.9 Bronx
18.8 Zip Code 10465

Zip Code 10465

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Readmission Rate Hospital Discharges
All 18.8 131,312

Sex

Female 13.2 68,303
Male 15.7 63,009

Race/Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander 2.4 3,746
Black 22.7 9,289
Hispanic 11.4 45,515
White 12.8 70,165

Age

0-14 years 3.2 22,322
15-24 years 5.4 18,246
25-34 years 11.5 17,286
35-44 years 8.8 16,501
45-54 years 19.2 18,395
55-64 years 23.7 15,641
65-74 years 44.5 10,672
75+ years 61.6 12,201
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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.