Long-term fate of patients discharged to extended care facilities after cardiovascular surgery.

@article{Edgerton2013LongtermFO,
  title={Long-term fate of patients discharged to extended care facilities after cardiovascular surgery.},
  author={James R. Edgerton and Morley A. Herbert and Cecile Mahoney and Drew Armstrong and Todd M. Dewey and Elizabeth M Holper and Karen L Roper and Michael J. Mack},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={871-7}
}
BACKGROUND The Society of Thoracic Surgeons predictive algorithms can be used to help patients understand the risks in having a surgical procedure. However, elderly patients are frequently more concerned about the quality of their remaining life and whether they will return home. Currently, we have no predictors of which patients are likely to return to independent living after surgery. We followed patients discharged home or to an extended care facility to determine which patients were most… CONTINUE READING

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