Unplanned Readmissions After Hospitalization for Severe Sepsis at Academic Medical Center-Affiliated Hospitals.

@article{Donnelly2015UnplannedRA,
  title={Unplanned Readmissions After Hospitalization for Severe Sepsis at Academic Medical Center-Affiliated Hospitals.},
  author={J. Peter Donnelly and Samuel F. Hohmann and Henry E Wang},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 9},
  pages={1916-27}
}
OBJECTIVE In the United States, national efforts to reduce hospital readmissions have been enacted, including the application of substantial insurance reimbursement penalties for hospitals with elevated rates. Readmissions after severe sepsis remain understudied and could possibly signify lapses in care and missed opportunities for intervention. We sought to characterize 7- and 30-day readmission rates following hospital admission for severe sepsis as well as institutional variations in… CONTINUE READING
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