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Multiple Factors Associated With Hospital Readmission Following Pancreatectomy for Cancer

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he hospital readmission rate within 30 days of discharge was approximately 20% for patients with cancer undergoing pancreatectomy, according to results of a large retrospective study published in the Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Sciences.

Although surgery represents the only potentially curative approach for patients with pancreatic cancer, only approximately 20% of those with the disease are surgical candidates. Furthermore, the surgical procedures undertaken, such as pancreaticoduodenectomy (ie, Whipple procedure), are associated with technical challenges and a relative high risk of complications. Read more . . .

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