Readmission after colectomy for cancer predicts one-year mortality.

@article{Greenblatt2010ReadmissionAC,
  title={Readmission after colectomy for cancer predicts one-year mortality.},
  author={David Yu Greenblatt and Sharon M. Weber and Erin S O'connor and Noelle K. Loconte and Jinn-ing Liou and Maureen A Smith},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={251 4},
  pages={659-69}
}
OBJECTIVES Early hospital readmission is a common and costly problem in the Medicare population. In 2009, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services began mandating hospital reporting of disease-specific readmission rates. We sought to determine the rate and predictors of readmission after colectomy for cancer, as well as the association between readmission and mortality. METHODS Medicare beneficiaries who underwent colectomy for stage I to III colon adenocarcinoma from 1992 to 2002 were… CONTINUE READING