Physician gender comparison of 30-day Medicare readmission rates 2014, by condition

This statistic depicts the 30-day readmission rate of U.S. Medicare patients as of 2014, focusing on the gender of the treating physician, by the condition of the patient. In cases where patients were admitted for pneumonia, the risk-adjusted 30 day readmission rate among patients treated by female physicians was 1.14 percent lower than that of male physicians.

Physician gender comparison of 30-day readmission rates of U.S. Medicare recipients as of 2014, by condition

Female physiciansMale physicians
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Release date

February 2017


United States

Survey time period

January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2014

Age group

65 years and older

Special properties

Medicare patients in acute care hospitals

Supplementary notes

* Risk-adjusted readmission rates with additional adjustment for physician characteristic and with hospital fixed effects (model 3). Standard errors were clustered at the physician level.

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