• Hospital length of stay and hospital readmission after immediate breast reconstruction in the United States: Implications for quality measurement

    6 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has developed several breast reconstruction-related quality measures to aid plastic surgeons in monitoring performance,1 including hospital length of stay and 30-day readmission. However, few nationally representative studies have been published to estimate benchmarks for either outcome. Establishing national benchmarks could help better inform local and national quality programs. Therefore, we conducted this study to estimate national rates of hospital length of stay and readmission for women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer.
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