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Authors Clarke CN, Sussman JJ, Abbott DE, Ahmad SA
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Journal Adv Surg Volume: 47 Pages: 99-110
Publish Date 2013
PubMed ID 24298846
Abstract

PD continues to be associated with a high rate of failed discharges, despite significant improvements in techniques and postoperative care at high-volume centers. Even in the best hands, 1 in 5 patients undergoing PD can be expected to require readmission in the early postoperative period. Efforts to minimize readmissions must be aimed at identifying high-risk patients, addressing patient expectations, establishing patient care plans, and using outpatient resources to address anticipated problems and complications.

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