re·​ad·​mis·​sion (ˌ)rē-əd-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce readmission (audio)
plural readmissions
: a second or subsequent admission : the act of readmitting someone or something
readmission to the hospital five days after discharge
college readmissions

Examples of readmission in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not a quick fix The Camden Coalition originally believed that just a few months of extra medical and social support would be enough to reduce the cycle of expensive hospital readmissions. Leslie Walker, NPR, 3 May 2024 Surgical site infections are also a significant cause of hospital readmission and death after surgery. Chloe Bryson-Cahn, The Conversation, 10 Apr. 2024 But the readmission rate after discharge among those Pennsylvania hospitals is 5% higher than the national average, the risk index says. Gretchen Morgenson, NBC News, 9 Apr. 2024 Any readmissions for these reasons could result in Medicare cutting payments to those hospitals by as much as 3%.6 Example 1 You are admitted to the hospital on January 1 (day 1) and are discharged to home on January 8 (day 8). Tanya Feke, Md, Verywell Health, 25 Oct. 2023 His disciplinary revocation comes with permission to reapply for readmission. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 8 Mar. 2024 Inpatient readmissions or return trips to the ER within 30 days of discharge are also more common for the IDD group, indicating poor quality care or lousy care coordination, or both. Lynne Moronski, STAT, 11 Jan. 2024 Hospital readmissions are a stubborn and complex problem; roughly 18% of all Medicare patients end up back in the hospital within a month of leaving, and many of these readmissions are preventable. Darshak Sanghavi, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 The hospitals also have dismal readmission rates and government rankings. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 17 Jan. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'readmission.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1647, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of readmission was in 1647

Dictionary Entries Near readmission

Cite this Entry

“Readmission.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!