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Authors Greenblatt DY, Fernandes-Taylor S, Kent KC
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Journal Adv Surg Volume: 47 Pages: 141-52
Publish Date 2013
PubMed ID 24298849

Thirty-day readmission is common after AAA repair, an d postoperative events are strong predictors of readmission after adjusting for comorbidity. In addition, readmission is strongly associated with 1-year mortality. Considering the current evidence for readmission after AAA repair, improved coordination of care across the inpatient, transitional care, and outpatient settings, with active surveillance for procedure-specific (EVAR vs open) postoperative complications, may prevent some early readmissions. Given the pending financial implications and the striking association with 1-year mortality, developing interventions that target readmission after AAA repair is of paramount importance in the landscape of vascular surgery practice. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System