Readmission after colectomy for cancer predicts one-year mortality.


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… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3181d3d27c