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Readmission Location Linked to Post-Surgical Mortality Rates
HealthLeaders Media

Patients with complications after major surgery have better survival odds if they’re readmitted to the same hospital where the surgery was performed, throwing into doubt the assumption that traveling long distances to high-volume hospitals necessarily leads to the best outcomes.

“There’s a trade-off involved,” says lead study author Benjamin Brooke, MD, PhD assistant professor of surgery at the University of Utah and director of the Utah Intervention Quality and Implementation Research (U-INQUIRE) group.

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