TABLE 1

Characteristics of Patients and Readmissions for Potentially Preventable and Non–Potentially Preventable Readmissions

nPotentially Preventable Readmissions (n = 90), %Non–Potentially Preventable Readmissions (n = 215) , %
Age
 <1 year8031.124.2
 1–4 years8223.328.3
 5–8 years4211.114.9
 9–12 years4116.712.1
 13–17 years6017.820.5
Sex
 Male16556.753.0
 Female14043.347.2
Language
 English25580.085.1
 Non-English5020.014.9
Race/ethnicity
 Asian83.52.4
 Black289.49.7
 Latino3810.614.0
 White18261.263.8
 Other3615.311.1
Number of chronic conditions
 05415.618.6
 111338.936.3
 29328.931.1
 ≥34516.714.0
CCI categorya
 CCI 2: Neoplasms232.29.8*
 CCI 3: Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases and immunity disorders3811.113.0
 CCI 4: Diseases of blood/blood-forming organs201.18.8*
 CCI 5: Mental disorders3110.010.2
 CCI 6: Diseases of nervous system/sense organs6323.319.5
 CCI 7: Diseases of circulatory system247.87.9
 CCI 8: Diseases of respiratory system6018.920.0
 CCI 9: Diseases of digestive system4618.913.5
 CCI 14: Congenital anomalies8440.022.3**
 CCI 18: Factors influencing health status/contact with health services337.812.1
Index admission and readmission causally related13674.138.6***
Index admission and readmission disease related18566.762.6
  • a Each CCI category was tested individually.

  • * P < .05.

  • ** P < .01.

  • *** P < .001.