Readmission diagnoses after hospitalization for severe sepsis and other acute medical conditions

TitleReadmission diagnoses after hospitalization for severe sepsis and other acute medical conditions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsPrescott, HC, Langa, KM, Iwashyna, TJ
JournalJAMA
Volume313
Issue10
Pagination1055-1057
KeywordsHealth Conditions and Status, Healthcare
Abstract

Patients are frequently rehospitalized within 90 days after having severe sepsis. Little is known, however, about the reasons for readmission and whether they can be reduced. We sought to determine the most common readmission diagnoses after hospitalization for severe sepsis, the extent to which readmissions may be potentially preventable by posthospitalization ambulatory care, and whether the pattern of readmission diagnoses differs compared with that of other acute medical conditions.

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10.1001/jama.2015.1410

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2015.1410
DOI10.1001/jama.2015.1410
Citation Key8188
PubMed ID25756444
PubMed Central IDPMC4760618