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Unplanned Hospital Readmissions & Costs Following Sepsis Hospitalizations

Among 187,697 hospital admissions for medical reasons that were associated with an unplanned 30-day readmission,  147,084 had a diagnosis of sepsis, 15,001 had a diagnosis of AMI, 79,480 were diagnosed with heart failure, 54,396 were diagnosed with COPD, and 59,378 were diagnosed with pneumonia.

The estimated mean cost per readmission was highest for sepsis ($10,070) compared with the other diagnoses including COPD ($8,417),  heart failure ($9,051), AMI ($9,424), and pneumonia ($9533).

Proportion and Cost of Unplanned 30-Day Readmissions After Sepsis Compared With Other Medical Conditions. Journal of American Medical Association Web site. http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2598785. Published January 22 2017. Accessed January 27, 2017

Reference

Title
Proportion and Cost of Unplanned 30-Day Readmissions After Sepsis Compared With Other Medical Conditions
Publication
Journal of American Medical Association
Publication Date
Published January 22 2017
Authors
Chang C, Fine M, Yende S, et al
URL
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