Inpatient hospital admission and death after outpatient surgery in elderly patients: importance of patient and system characteristics and location of care.

@article{Fleisher2004InpatientHA,
  title={Inpatient hospital admission and death after outpatient surgery in elderly patients: importance of patient and system characteristics and location of care.},
  author={Lee A. Fleisher and Lewis Reuven Pasternak and Robert Herbert and Gerard F. Anderson},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={139 1},
  pages={67-72}
}
HYPOTHESIS Surgery at different outpatient care locations in the higher-risk elderly (age >65 years) population is associated with similar rates of inpatient hospital admission and death. DESIGN Claims analysis of patients undergoing 16 different surgical procedures in a nationally representative (5%) sample of Medicare beneficiaries for the years 1994 through 1999. SETTING Hospital-based outpatient centers, freestanding ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), and physicians' office facilities… CONTINUE READING
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