Results by Social Risk Factors

This analysis was conducted in 2015 for publicly reported CMS hospital outcome and payment measures to determine whether caring for many patients with social risk factors might impact a hospital’s risk-standardized mortality, readmission, or complication rates or episode-of-care payments. The analysis examines the effect of patients with the following social risk factors: self-identified African-American, Medicaid coverage, income below the U.S. poverty line, low educational attainment, high unemployment, living in a crowded household, or a low Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) Index of Socioeconomic Status score.

2015 Measure Reporting Period Results