Hospital visits drop by 25%

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Potentially avoidable hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries have dropped 25% since 2013, according to the “America's Health Ranking Senior Report” from the United Health Foundation.

The May release also showed hospital deaths among Medicare patients dropped 30% over the last four years.

The report found that average nursing home quality — the percentage of nursing beds rated four or five stars over a three-month period — was 42.4% for 2017, the same level reported by the group last year.