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Multiple Factors Associated With Hospital Readmission Following Pancreatectomy for Cancer

Multiple Factors Associated With Hospital Readmission Following Pancreatectomy for Cancer
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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