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Table 6 Hospital readmissions: available data in the literature

From: The crucial factor of hospital readmissions: a retrospective cohort study of patients evaluated in the emergency department and admitted to the department of medicine of a general hospital in Italy

Author Study period Country Type of study Patients ( n ) Readmission rate
Vashi et al. [7]. Jul 2008 − Sep 2009 USA Prospective 4.028,555 14.7%
Rising et al. [11] Jan − Jun 2010 USA Retrospective 15,519 23.8%
Dharmarajan et al. [12] 2007 − 2009 USA Retrospective 3.047,615 21.0%
Donzè et al. [9] 2009 − 2010 USA Retrospective 10,731 22.3%
Moloney et al. [15] 2002 Ireland Retrospective 4,051 15.2%
Kaboli et al. [16] 1997 − 2010 USA Observational 4.124,907 15.7%
Dobrzanska et al. [17] Sep 2002 − Aug 2003 UK Observational 1,235 11.6%
Maurer et al. [18] Mar − May 1998 France Retrospective 773 12.3%
Jencks et al. [19] 2003 − 2004 USA Retrospective 11.855,702 19.6%
Hasan et al. [20] Jul 2001 − Jun 2003 USA Prospective observational 10,946 17.5%
Glynn et al. [21] 2002 − 2008 Ireland Retrospective 23,114 27.0%