Research Briefs

Date of this Version

12-6-2018

Abstract

After the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program began enforcing financial penalties, disparities in readmissions between white and black patients widened at safety-net hospitals for conditions not targeted by the program. Disparities were stable for conditions targeted by the program. At non-safety-net hospitals, disparities were unchanged for both targeted and non-targeted conditions.

Document Type

Brief

Number

48

License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords

Readmissions, racial disparities, Medicare, safety-net hospitals

Citation For This Study

Chaiyachati KH, Qi M, Werner RM. Changes to Racial Disparities in Readmission Rates After Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Within Safety-Net and Non–Safety-Net Hospitals. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1(7):e184154. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.4154

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Date Posted: 29 March 2019