Inpatient endoscopy delay increases 30-day readmission rates


Sumary of Inpatient endoscopy delay increases 30-day readmission rates:

  • Inpatient endoscopy delay occurred often in a tertiary center and was a risk factor for 30-day readmission, according to a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology..
  • “[This] large study of consecutive inpatients undergoing endoscopic procedures at a tertiary care referral center demonstrated that IED occurs frequently and unfavorably prolonged [length-of-stay (LOS)] by a median of 2 days,”.
  • Jacobs and colleagues performed a retrospective analysis of inpatient endoscopies from November 2017 to November 2019 at a tertiary center and identified 4,239 inpatients who underwent endoscopic procedures….

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