Washington State hospital abstracts for 1987 and 1988 with pseudo-personal identifiers added were used in an analysis of readmission rates for four selected conditions by patient residential and hospital location. During the two-year period examined, there were no significant differences in readmission rates for surgeries performed in rural and urban hospitals. No evidence of low-quality care in Washington State rural hospitals was found when investigating readmission rates following common surgeries.
|Welch HG, Larson EH, Hart LG, Rosenblatt RA||Readmission after surgery in Washington State rural hospitals||PUBLICATION||03-01-1992||Article|
|Welch HG, Larson EH||Patients requiring at least five admissions in 1 year. Data from Washington State||PUBLICATION||06-01-1991||Article|
|Welch HG, Larson EH, Hart LG, Rosenblatt RA||Readmission following surgery in Washington State rural hospitals||PUBLICATION||01-01-1991|