June 25, 2015

Readmission destination and risk of mortality after major surgery: an observational cohort study


Patients who are readmitted after major surgical procedures have improved survival if they return to the same hospital where their surgery took place, finds a study.

Readmission to the index hospital was associated with a 26% lower 90-day mortality risk than readmission to a non-index hospital.

These findings may have implications for regional centralization of surgical care, the authors say. 

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