High GPA Hospital Readmission Rates Save
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:
- 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.