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Readmission of Surgical Patient to Intensive Care Unit Risk Factors

Purpose:

To identify a surgical patient who is being discharged from the surgical ICU who may be readmitted based on the risk factors of Kaben et al.

Specialty:

Critical Care
Emergency Medicine

Objective:

risk factors, disease progression

ICD-10:

Description:

Kaben et al identified risk factors associated with readmission of a surgical patient to the intensive care unit (ICU) following discharge. This can help to identify a patient who may need more aggressive management and closer monitoring. The authors are Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany.

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