Monday, November 26, 2012

Post-discharge surgical complications, problematic for patients, will also soon be problematic for hospitals too!

 Medical & Pharmaceuticals November 21, 2012

As many as 1 in 14 surgery patients have post-discharge complications, most commonly involving infection of the surgical site, according to a new study published in Archives of Surgery.  Julie A. Sosa, M.D., of Yale University, and authors used a database to review records for 551,510 patients who had undergone inpatient surgery at 250 hospitals across the United States from 2005 to 2010. They found that one-sixth of all post-op patients sustained a post-discharge complication.  To Read More……

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