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Risk Factors for Readmission to ICU Following Cardiac Surgery

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for readmission to the intensive care unit (ICU) following cardiac surgery as reported by Litmathe et al.

Specialty:

Critical Care
Emergency Medicine

Objective:

risk factors, referral and transfer

ICD-10:

I00-I02, I05-I09, I20-I25, I30-I52

Description:

Litmathe et al identified risk factors for intensive care unit (ICU) readmission for a patient who has undergone cardiac surgery. Aggressive follow-up of a patient with risk factors may reduce the risk of readmission. The authors are from Heinrich-Heine University in Duesseldorf.

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