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Hospital readmissions in decompensated cirrhotics: Factors pointing toward a prevention strategy.

Authors
  • Seraj, Siamak M1
  • Campbell, Emily J1
  • Argyropoulos, Sarah K1
  • Wegermann, Kara2
  • Chung, Raymond T1
  • Richter, James M1
  • 1 Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology, Boston, MA 02114, United States. , (United States)
  • 2 Duke University Hospital, Department of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, United States. , (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
World journal of gastroenterology
Publication Date
Oct 07, 2017
Volume
23
Issue
37
Pages
6868–6876
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i37.6868
PMID: 29085229
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Readmissions are challenging aspect of care for cirrhotic patients and risk continues beyond 30 d. More initiatives are needed to develop enhanced, longitudinal post-discharge systems.

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