Patient, treatment and discharge factors associated with hospital readmission within 30 days after surgical cytoreduction for epithelial ovarian carcinoma.

@article{Clark2013PatientTA,
  title={Patient, treatment and discharge factors associated with hospital readmission within 30 days after surgical cytoreduction for epithelial ovarian carcinoma.},
  author={Rachel Marie Clark and Whitfield B. Growdon and Andrew C Wiechert and David M. Boruta and Marcela Guadalupe del Carmen and Anne Kathryn Goodman and Leslie Siriya Bradford and Alejandro J Rauh-Hain and John Schorge},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={130 3},
  pages={407-10}
}
OBJECTIVE Hospital readmissions are common, costly and increasingly viewed as adverse events. In gynecologic oncology, data on readmissions are limited. The goal of this study was to examine the patient, treatment and discharge factors associated with unplanned readmission after cytoreductive surgery. METHODS We identified all patients with stages II-IV ovarian cancer who underwent surgical cytoreduction at our institution between 2003 and 2011. A retrospective chart review was performed, and… CONTINUE READING

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