Table 4

Readmission percentage and readmissions to other types of hospitals, per medical specialty

Discharge medical specialty index admissionHospitals (N)Admissions (N)Readmissions <30 days without transfer (N)Readmissions (%)Readmissions to other hospital <30 days (N)Readmissions to other hospital <30 days (%)Readmissions to other general hospitals <30 days (N)Readmissions to other general hospitals <30 days (%)Readmissions to other leading clinical hospitals <30 days (N)Readmissions to other leading clinical hospitals <30 days (%)Readmissions to other university hospitals <30 days (N)Readmissions to other university hospitals <30 days (%)
General surgery77403 80643 00310.626866.210222.411722.74921.1
Cardiology77345 16238 87811.3573914.819154.926746.911503.0
Internal medicine77258 78137 27614.425526.87782.110712.97031.9
Pulmonology77186 93625 83013.814795.74761.85992.34041.6
Paediatrics76228 30018 8608.3209211.14102.26553.510275.4
Gastroenterology and hepatology74109 51818 72217.113487.24502.45182.83802.0
Neurology77193 46915 2247.9207613.65223.49206.06344.2
Urology77100 58213 35013.36645.02762.12551.91331.0
Orthopaedic surgery76212 60811 0205.26495.92382.22842.61271.2
Obstetrics and gynaecology7774 15034134.62266.6822.4942.8501.5
Cardiothoracic surgery1527 32025649.462124.231112.129211.4180.7
Neurosurgery5437 31225346.837714.91967.71516.0301.2
Ear, nose and throat clinic7762 97324733.928911.71345.4893.6662.7
Clinical geriatrics3925 42624169.51315.4482.0622.6210.9
Plastic surgery7231 26114124.514710.4705.0584.1191.3
Anaesthesiology709231109411.914012.8484.4615.6312.8
Rheumatology57438674116.9425.7212.8131.881.1
Ophthalmology6958724147.16916.7286.8307.2112.7
Dermatology63212739418.5307.6112.8143.651.3
Oral and maxillofacial surgery7111 8353472.95716.4318.9123.5144.0
Psychiatry2813101108.41715.554.598.232.7
Other medical specialty30808475.8919.148.548.512.1
Total772 333 173240 12210.321 4408.970762.990373.853272.2