Short hospital length of stay linked to cirrhosis-related readmission

PHILADELPHIA — The 30-day readmission rate among patients with cirrhosis was 55% in a recent study and was tied to short hospital length of stay, as presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.
“Decompensated cirrhosis is one of the most common causes of hospital readmissions in the United States,” Chandraprakash Umapathy, MD, MS, from the University of California in San Francisco, said during his presentation. “One in every four patients with more than three complications of cirrhosis readmitted within 30 days and one-third readmitted within 90

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