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High GPA Hospital Readmission Rates

Apr 30, 2019 1:24 pm

A national database reveals that patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) have 22.3% risk of hospital readmissions within 30 days of discharge. 

From a total of 9749 hospital admissions with GPA, there were 2173 readmissions within 30 days of discharge.

The top 5 reasons for readmissions were:

  • GPA
  • Sepsis
  • Pneumonia
  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Acute kidney injury

GPA requiring readmissions were associated with higher length of stays and predictors were were younger age (OR 0.99; p = 0.013), no private insurance (OR, 0.50; p

A signficant risk of readmission faces patients with GPA, especially those with younger age, public insurance, higher comorbidity burden, cardiac and renal complications.

The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose related to this subject

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