Emergency room visits and readmissions after pediatric urologic surgery.

  title={Emergency room visits and readmissions after pediatric urologic surgery.},
  author={Angela M. Arlen and Laura Stansell Merriman and Kurt F. Heiss and Wolfgang H. Cerwinka and James M Elmore and Charlotte A Massad and Edwin A. Smith and Bruce H Broecker and Hal C. Scherz and Andrew J. Kirsch},
  journal={Journal of pediatric urology},
  volume={10 4},
OBJECTIVE Reducing readmissions has become a focal point to increase quality of care while reducing costs. We report all-cause unplanned return visits following urologic surgery in children at our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS Children undergoing urology procedures with returns within 30 days of surgery were identified. Patient demographics, insurance status, type of surgery, and reason for return were assessed. RESULTS Four thousand and ninety-seven pediatric urology surgeries were… CONTINUE READING