Multiple Factors Linked to Readmission After GI Surgery

Published Online: Monday, June 24, 2013
Follow Pharmacy_Times:
Multiple factors may be responsible for patient readmissions 30 days following major gastrointestinal surgery, according to a recent study presented on May 19, 2013, at Digestive Disease Week. Steroid use before surgery, operative time, and place of discharge were all identified as risk factors. Researchers also found that patients who experience complications in the hospital are one-third more likely to be readmitted.

Related Articles
Grocery store chain joins growing list of major companies offering enhanced specialty pharmacy.
The high cost of treating hepatitis C with sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) has received a lot of attention in the literature.
Fall and injuries in the elderly may be attributed to many popular prescription medications.
Nearly 1 in 6 lupus patients hospitalized in the United States are readmitted within 30 days.
Latest Issues
$auto_registration$