Hospital Costs Outsized for ‘Frequent Flier’ Kids

From MedPage Today:

A substantial proportion of pediatric hospitalizations and costs accrue to a small percentage of children who are readmitted frequently, researchers found in a study of children’s hospitals.

The 2.9% of kids with frequent readmissions accounted for 18.8% of overall admissions and 23.2% of all inpatient charges at the 37 hospitals studied, Jay G. Berry, MD, MPH, of Children’s Hospital Boston, and colleagues reported in the Feb. 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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