Risk factors for 30-day hospital readmission among general surgery patients.

  title={Risk factors for 30-day hospital readmission among general surgery patients.},
  author={Michael T. Kassin and Rachel M. Owen and Sebastian D. Perez and Ira L. Leeds and James C. Cox and Kurt Erik Schnier and Vjollca Sadiraj and John Frederick Sweeney},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={215 3},
BACKGROUND Hospital readmission within 30 days of an index hospitalization is receiving increased scrutiny as a marker of poor-quality patient care. This study identifies factors associated with 30-day readmission after general surgery procedures. STUDY DESIGN Using standard National Surgical Quality Improvement Project protocol, preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative outcomes were collected on patients undergoing inpatient general surgery procedures at a single academic center… CONTINUE READING
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