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Infections most common cause of readmissions after surgery
Monterey Herald

Surgery patients end up back in the hospital most often because of incision infections that don’t show up until after they’re sent home, according to a study that found unexpected readmission rates vary widely.

Among six common surgeries, the lowest readmission rate was just under 4 percent for hysterectomy patients. The highest rate — almost 15 percent — was for artery disease patients who had surgery to reroute blood flow in the legs.