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Readmission Following Sepsis Worsens Results

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This article summarizes Lin et articles "Worse Outcomes After Readmission to a Different Hospital After Sepsis: A Nationwide Cohort Study," which was published in the Emergency Medicine issue of October 2022.

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Sepsis is the primary cause of hospital fatalities in the United States and accounts for 13% of all hospital expenses.

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Patients with sepsis are also more likely to be readmitted. The goal of this study was to examine the causes and consequences of different hospital readmissions (DHRs) in sepsis patients.

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The 2017 United States National Readmissions Database was used to identify patients who had been hospitalized with sepsis.

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Using multivariable logistic regression analysis, about 5 models were created to clarify how DHR and hospital outcomes relate to one another.

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In 2017, 21.97% of sepsis patients readmitted in the US within 30 days were moved to a different facility. Overall, hospitalization was most frequently caused by re-admission for an infection.

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DHR was observed in 20% of US sepsis patients, according to research. According to their findings,

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patients who are transferred to another hospital within 30 days run the risk of dying more frequently, spending more money on hospital care overall, and having longer hospital stays.