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What Are the Complication, Readmission Rates for Tracheostomy?


Background: One of the more common procedure that we otolaryngologists perform is tracheostomy. While we are frequently taught the standard risks and complications of tracheostomy, these data are old and do not account for an important metric that is currently used by insurance companies: readmission rates. Objective: To examine on both inpatient and outpatient tracheostomy with a particular focus on factors on complications and readmission rates. Methods: While many of these cases more...
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