Readmission rates for older adults hospitalized for heart failure who also have diabetes

November 2021

Sources: Papanicolas I., Riley K., Abiona O., et al. (2021). "Differences in Health Outcomes for High-need High-cost Patients across High-income Countries". Health Serv. Res. 1-11.

Reading: In France, 34% of persons aged 65 and over hospitalized for congestive heart failure were readmitted to hospital within 30 days after discharge, compared with 24% of patients in Germany and 20% in the Netherlands and England. This all-cause readmission rate, standardized by the age and sex structure of patients in each country, was 53% at 90 days in France compared with 35% in the Netherlands.