Understanding Hospital Readmissions After Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Can We Prevent Them?

@article{Fong2013UnderstandingHR,
  title={Understanding Hospital Readmissions After Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Can We Prevent Them?},
  author={Zhi Ven Fong and Cristina R Ferrone and Sarah P. Thayer and Jennifer A Wargo and Klaus Sahora and Kimberly J. Seefeld and Andrew Louis Warshaw and Keith D. Lillemoe and Mathew M. Hutter and Carlos A. Fern{\'a}ndez-del Castillo},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={18},
  pages={137-145}
}
The morbidity and mortality of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) have significantly decreased over the past decades to the point that they are no longer the sole indicators of quality and safety. In recent times, hospital readmission is increasingly used as a quality metric for surgical performance and has direct implications on health-care costs. We sought to delineate the natural history and predictive factors of readmissions after PD. The clinicopathologic and long-term follow-up data of 1,173… CONTINUE READING

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