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Medicare Data Reveals “Revolving Door” of Readmission at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

BIDMC is the only hospital in Boston and one of only 15 in the nation with readmission rate worse than the national rate for heart attack, pneumonia, heart failure.

High readmission rates have been cited as undermining quality of care and driving up costs. Recently released Medicare data reveals that patients treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) are readmitted more often than the national rate for all three common conditions measured by Medicare.

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the state’s largest union of healthcare workers, has launched a public awareness campaign asking BIDMC for a formal corrective action plan.

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