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30-day readmission & mortality among Medicare beneficiaries discharged to SNFs after vascular surgery

30-day readmission & mortality among Medicare beneficiaries discharged to SNFs after vascular surgery

Using HIP Chronic Conditions Warehouse data, authors looked at readmissions among vascular surgery patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). They found 36% were readmitted or had died at 30 days. Predictors of readmission or death at 30 days included SNF for-profit status, number of hospitalizations in the previous year, comorbidities, emergency procedures, and complications.

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