Risk Factors for 30-Day Hospital Re-Admission with an Infectious Complication after Lower-Extremity Vascular Procedures.

@article{Melvin2017RiskFF,
  title={Risk Factors for 30-Day Hospital Re-Admission with an Infectious Complication after Lower-Extremity Vascular Procedures.},
  author={Joseph C. Melvin and Jamie Brooke Smith and Robin L Kruse and Todd R. Vogel},
  journal={Surgical infections},
  year={2017},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          319-326
        }
}
BACKGROUND Lowering the 30-d re-admission rate after vascular surgery offers the potential to improve healthcare quality. This study evaluated re-admission associated with infections after open and endovascular lower extremity (LE) procedures for peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS Patients admitted for elective LE procedures for PAD were selected from the Cerner Health Facts® database. Chi-square analysis evaluated the characteristics of the index admission associated with infection at… CONTINUE READING
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