Identifying predictors of hospital readmission following congenital heart surgery through analysis of a multiinstitutional administrative Database.

@article{Smith2015IdentifyingPO,
  title={Identifying predictors of hospital readmission following congenital heart surgery through analysis of a multiinstitutional administrative Database.},
  author={Andrew Henry Smith and Thomas P. Doyle and Bret A. Mettler and David P V Bichell and James C. Gay},
  journal={Congenital heart disease},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={142-52}
}
BACKGROUND Despite resource burdens associated with hospital readmission, there remains little multiinstitutional data available to identify children at risk for readmission following congenital heart surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS Children undergoing congenital heart surgery and discharged home between January of 2011 and December 2012 were identified within the Pediatric Health Information System database, a multiinstitutional collection of clinical and administrative data. Patient discharges… CONTINUE READING

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