Readmission Following Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in the United States

Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Habib Khoury, William Ragalie, Yas Sanaiha, Hannah Boutros, Sarah Rudasill, Richard J. Shemin, Peyman BenharashAbstractBackgroundReducing inpatient readmissions is a national priority for improving healthcare quality and decreasing costs. Previous studies have shown that readmissions following surgical aortic valve replacement are frequent and contribute to increased healthcare costs, yet no studies have analyzed risk factors for readmission.MethodsThe Nationwide Readmissions Database was used to identify adult patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement from 2010 to 2015. Incidence, patient characteristics, causes, resource utilization, and predictors of 30-day readmission were determined. International Classification of Disease codes were used to capture surgical aortic valve replacement.ResultsAmong 136,051 patients, 18,631 (13.7%) were readmitted within 30 days of discharge. Readmitted patients were more commonly female (47.4 vs. 41.6%, p
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