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Incidence and Factors Associated With Hospital Readmission After Pulmonary Lobectomy

Saturday, January 30, 2016

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Brendon M. Stiles, Andrea Poon, Gregory P. Giambrone, Licia K. Gaber-Baylis, Xian Wu, Paul C. Lee, Jeffrey L. Port, Subroto Paul, Akshay U. Bhat, Ramin Zabih, Nasser K. Altorki, Peter M. Fleischut

Readmission after lung resection is associated with increased costs and is used as a benchmark for quality.  Outcomes of more than 22,000 lobectomies were evaluated for factors associated with readmission.  30- and 90-day readmission rates were 11.5% and 19.8%.  Causes for readmission were pulmonary (24%), cardiovascular (16%), and surgical/procedural-related complications (15%).  Preop characteristics associated with readmission were male gender and Medicaid payer status.  Surgical approach and specific postoperative complications were not associated with readmission.

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