One in Five Pediatric Patients With Chronic Conditions Readmitted Within 30 Days
Nineteen percent of children with at least one complex chronic condition experience at least one readmission within 30 days of discharge, according to a study in Hospital Pediatrics.
Researchers found readmission was linked to the number of discharge medications. Patients receiving at least eight medications upon discharge had a 30-day readmission rate of 29 percent.
Researchers concluded the number of discharge medications were a significant risk factor for readmission.
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