Incidence and Factors Associated With Hospital Readmission After Pulmonary Lobectomy.

@article{Stiles2016IncidenceAF,
  title={Incidence and Factors Associated With Hospital Readmission After Pulmonary Lobectomy.},
  author={Brendon M. Stiles and Andrea Poon and Gregory P. Giambrone and Licia K. Gaber-Baylis and Xian Wu and Paul C.W. Lee and Jeffrey L. Port and Subroto Paul and Akshay U. Bhat and Ramin Zabih and Nasser Khaled Altorki and Peter M. Fleischut},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={101 2},
  pages={
          434-42; diacussion 442-3
        }
}
BACKGROUND Readmission rates after major procedures are used to benchmark quality of care. We sought to identify readmission diagnoses and factors associated with readmission in patients undergoing pulmonary lobectomy. METHODS Analyzing the State Inpatient Databases (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project), we reviewed all lobectomies performed from 2009 to 2011 in California, Florida, and New York. The group was subdivided into open (OL) versus minimally invasive lobectomy (MIL… CONTINUE READING
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