Risk factors for readmission of orthopaedic surgical patients.

@article{Dailey2013RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for readmission of orthopaedic surgical patients.},
  author={Elizabeth A. Dailey and Amy M. Cizik and Jesse Kasten and Jens R. Chapman and Michael J Lee},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2013},
  volume={95 11},
  pages={
          1012-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Reducing hospital readmissions has become a priority in the development of policies aimed at patient safety and cost reduction. Evaluating the incidence of rehospitalization of orthopaedic surgical patients could help to identify targets for more efficient perioperative care. We addressed two questions: What is the incidence of thirty-day readmission for orthopaedic patients at an academic hospital? Can any risk factors for readmission be identified among rehospitalized patients… CONTINUE READING

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