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Factors for Hospital Readmission in Adult with Acute Sickle Cell Pain

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with sickle cell anemia readmitted soon after being discharged for a painful episode.

Specialty:

Hematology

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, economic cost

ICD-10:

D57

Description:

A patient with sickle cell disease who has frequent hospital readmissions within 1 week of discharge may have a poor prognosis. It is important to determine the cause for the readmission in order to prevent future readmissions. The authors are from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

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