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  • OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether Magnet® and non-Magnet hospitals differ in the occurrence of 30-day readmission and mortality rates among the Medicare population when considering community health factors. BACKGROUND Magnet hospitals have shown favorable outcomes regarding 30-day readmission and mortality; however, previous research has not evaluated whether the hospital community influences the likelihood of the patient being readmitted to a hospital or how Magnet facilities may mitigate potential mortality risks. METHOD This study used a cross-sectional study design of 1791 hospitals using a propensity score matching technique to compare Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals with similar hospital and community characteristics. RESULTS Results reveal no differences in readmission scores between Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals. When considering mortality scores, Magnet hospitals had better performance for pneumonia, congestive heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease compared with non-Magnet hospitals. CONCLUSIONS Our results suggest that there may be universal efforts to improve overall readmission rates taken by hospitals to minimize potential penalties and maximize patient outcomes.


  • Hamadi, Hanadi Y
  • Boamah, Sheila
  • Apatu, Emma
  • Tafili, Aurora
  • Spaulding, Aaron

publication date

  • April 2023