Practical Reviews

Relatively High Rate of Hospital Readmissions Within 90 Days of Thyroid Surgery

Objective: To explore the rate of hospital readmission following thyroidectomy in 2 states (New York and California), in hopes of defining expectations and developing alternative payment models (such as bundling). Methods: Available databases for the states of NY and CA were queried for all cases of thyroid and parathyroid surgery. From these, attempts were made to identify cases of readmission as well as factors and variables that may have contributed to readmission within 90 days more...
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