Hospitalization, Ten Leading Causes
To understand the most common causes for visits hospital emergency departments and is hospitalilization.
Major groupings of primary diagnoses and procedures as
grouped performed at the 11 acute care and 2 psychiatric hospitals in Rhode Island. Hospitalizations due to routine childbirth hospital stays are not included in this data.
Key Findings - 2016
- Heart disease is the most common reason for hospitalizations.
- Mood disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder and manic episoldes are the second most common reason for hospitalizations.
- There were 112,035 hospitalizations of Rhode Island residents in 2016.
- Blacks and hispanics are more likely to visit an emergency room than average.
- While older adults are more likely to be hospitalized, young adults are as likely to be seen in an emergency department than older adults.
- White residents made up most of hospitalizations and emergency department visits, but black residents had the highest hospitalization rate.
- Older adults made up about 4 in 10 hospitalizations and had the highest hospitalization rate.
Almost half of all hospitalizations were among those on Medicare.
- People on Medicaid had the most emergency department visits.