30-day-or-sooner readmissions of gastrointestinal medical oncology patients following cancer center inpatient service discharge: characteristics and preventability Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Electronic Health Records
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
  • Patient Discharge
  • Patient Readmission

abstract

  • Readmissions in this cancer population are common and reflect the refractory nature of these diseases and the high disease burdens. The vast majority of readmissions in this population, by our criteria, were not preventable. Our ongoing research in this vulnerable population includes efforts to better characterize and communicate care options, especially in the cases in which there was disagreement between the care team and patient/family.

publication date

  • December 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3810/hp.2014.12.1157

PubMed ID

  • 25485916

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 34

end page

  • 44

volume

  • 42

number

  • 5