Early primary care provider follow-up and readmission after high-risk surgery.

@article{Brooke2014EarlyPC,
  title={Early primary care provider follow-up and readmission after high-risk surgery.},
  author={Benjamin S. Brooke and David Healy Stone and Jack L. Cronenwett and Brian W. Nolan and Randall R Demartino and Todd Mackenzie and David C Goodman and Philip P. Goodney},
  journal={JAMA surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={149 8},
  pages={821-8}
}
IMPORTANCE Follow-up with a primary care provider (PCP) in addition to the surgical team is routinely recommended to patients discharged after major surgery despite no clear evidence that it improves outcomes. OBJECTIVE To test whether PCP follow-up is associated with lower 30-day readmission rates after open thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) repair and ventral hernia repair (VHR), surgical procedures known to have a high and low risk of readmission, respectively. DESIGN, SETTING, AND… CONTINUE READING