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The Association Between Hospital Readmission and Pulmonologist Follow-up Visits in Patients With COPD

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This retrospective cohort study examined rehospitalization outcomes related to follow up with a pulmonologist in 195 patients with COPD exacerbations. Researchers also determined characteristics which were similar across patients who did not pursue follow up within 30 days of discharge. Those who did not attend a follow-up appointment were at significantly higher risk of rehospitalization within 90 days of their discharge.

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Citation: Gavish R, Levy A, Dekel O, Karp E, Maimon N. The Association Between Hospital Readmission and Pulmonologist Follow-up Visits in Patients With COPD. Chest. 2015; 148(2): 375-381. http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/article.aspx?articleid=2092185&resultClick=3.
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