Readmission Following Gastric Cancer Resection: Risk Factors and Survival JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY Acher, A. W., Squires, M. H., Fields, R. C., Poultsides, G. A., Schmidt, C., Votanopoulos, K. I., Pawlik, T. M., Jin, L. X., Ejaz, A., Kooby, D. A., Bloomston, M., Worhunsky, D., Levine, E. A., Saunders, N., Winslow, E., Cho, C. S., Leverson, G., Maithel, S. K., Weber, S. M. 2016; 20 (7): 1284-1294


This study utilized a multi-institutional database to evaluate risk factors for readmission in patients undergoing curative gastrectomy for gastric adenocarcinoma with the intent of describing both perioperative risk factors and the relationship of readmission to survival.Patients who underwent curative resection of gastric adenocarcinoma from 2000 to 2012 from seven academic institutions of the US Gastric Cancer Collaborative were analyzed. In-hospital deaths and palliative surgeries were excluded, and readmission was defined as within 30 days of discharge. Univariate and multivariable logistic regression analyses were employed and survival analysis conducted.Of the 855 patients, 121 patients (14.2 %) were readmitted. Univariate analysis identified advanced age (p? 12 days, p?=?0.0256), postoperative complication (p?

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