Study Finds Social Factors Linked to Hospital Readmissions, Mortality
• Studies often, but inconsistently, cited lower education, low income, and unemployment as linked to higher readmissions for community-acquired pneumonia patients.
• In addition, low income was associated with higher mortality for community-acquired pneumonia patients.
• Medicaid coverage, low income and rural living situation, lack of social support, being unmarried and portraying risky behaviors were also associated with higher readmissions for heart failure patients.
• Similar factors contributed to higher risk of mortality for heart failure patients, in addition to psychiatric comorbidities, lack of home resources and further living distance to hospitals.
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