St. Louisans More Likely To Return To Hospital After SurgeryIt's called hospital readmissions. Anne Weiss with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says the national average for patients returning to the hospital after surgery is 12.4 percent.
Barnes-Jewish Mobile Pharmacy Program Hopes to Cut Down on Readmissions About 40-percent of patients don't take their medications once they return home from the hospital and that leads to a lot of people being re-admitted soon after being discharged.

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