Data Sharing: Number of Readmissions, Readmission Rates, and Average Cost of Readmissions
Figure 1 presents three sets of statistics, overall and by expected payer, on 30-day all-cause adult hospital readmissions: the number of readmissions, the readmission rate, and the average cost of readmissions.
Figure 1. Number, rate, and average cost of 30-day all-cause adult hospital readmissions, by expected payer, 2018
In 2018, there were 3.8 million 30-day all-cause hospital readmissions, with a 14% readmission rate and an average readmission cost of $15,200.00.