Table 3

Change of position of hospitals when using the readmission ratio* to same hospital versus that to any hospital

Readmission ratio—any hospitalReadmission ratio—same hospital
Significantly lower (−1)No significant difference (0)Significantly higher (1)Total
Significantly lower (−1) 354039
No significant difference (0)214218
Significantly higher (1) 031720
Total37211977
  • *Readmission ratio is the observed number of readmissions divided by the expected number of readmissions based on the case mix of the hospital, multiplied by 100.

  • †Significantly lower readmission ratio means less readmissions compared with the national average.

  • ‡Significantly higher readmission ratio means more readmissions compared with the national average.