- •Compared to 2009, overall rates of 30-day readmissions after total hip replacement (THR) decreased by 1.3% in 2014. The decrease in readmission rates varied by groups, with lesser improvements seen in THR patients who were younger, with private insurance, and residing in lower-income and rural communities.
- •Among all groups, only THR patients aged 18 to 44 years showed an increase (0.5%) in 30-day hospital readmission rates.
- •Device complications were the leading cause of readmission in THR patients, increasing from 19.8% in 2009 to 23.9% in 2014.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:HCUP (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project), HRRP (Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program), NRD (Nationwide Readmissions Database)
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Supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health (grant no. UL1TR001117). Also supported in part by the National Institute on Aging (grant nos. 2P30AG028716-06 and K24 AG049077-01A1) and in part by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (grant no. 5R01MD010354-02).