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Discharge After Major Heart Surgery May Impact Hospital Readmissions

Despite a common belief that weekend and holiday discharge after major heart surgery may impact hospital readmissions. The study was published online in  The Annals of Thoracic Surgery showed that the day of discharge does not affect readmissions.

Because the rate of rehospitalization after major cardiac surgery has been reported up to 22%, an investigation of potentially modifiable elements in the discharge process has led our group to determine whether the day of discharge affects readmission performance.