Readmission Reasons of Senile Patients Hospitalized with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure in Different Department: A Retrospective Study [post]

2019 unpublished
-The readmission reasons for senile patients hospitalized in different wards with acute decompensated heart failure are not well known. Method -We conducted a retrospective study of senile patients admitted to the People's Hospital of Sichuan Province in a one-year period. Patients suffered with heart failure were identified from the hospital administrative database. Chart reviews were carried out to explore 30-day readmission reasons. Descriptive statistics were utilized to compare the
more » ... and hospital characteristics among different wards. Student's t-test was used for normally distributed continuous variables, chi-square for categorical variables. Results -Of all the hospitalization cases (3922), 1316 patients with heart failure were rehospitalized, among which 893 were admitted to geriatric department. The readmission rate was 33.55%. The top 10 reasons for rehospitalization in geriatric department were AECOPD (18.5%), hypertension (15.5%), hypertensive heart disease (13.3%),pneumonia (10.5%), coronary artery disease(7.0%), acute coronary syndrome(11.3%), Conclusion -This study shows the prevailing reasons for readmission of senile patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure. Long term or short term care is summoned in China.
doi:10.21203/rs.2.11076/v1 fatcat:i3os6bl5jjg7rmplidzl54vbfq