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Early Warning System of Li et al for Preventing Readmission After Colorectal Surgery

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient who has been discharged from the hospital following colorectal surgery based on the study of Li et al.

Specialty:

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Objective:

risk factors, clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage, complications, complication detection

ICD-10:

T88

Description:

Li et al identified a number of signs and symptoms that can be used as an early warning system for patients following colorectal surgery. The hope is to avoid hospital readmission by early intervention. The authors are from Baylor College of Medicine, the DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Rice University and the Houston Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence in Houston.

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