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Readmission Rates, Episode Costs for Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias (JAMA Network Open)

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2023

Media advisory: The full study is linked to this news release.

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About The Study: In this study of 722,000 hospitalization episodes, patients with Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRD) had higher readmission rates and overall readmission and episode costs than their counterparts without ADRD. Hospitals may need to be better equipped to care for patients with ADRD, especially in the post-discharge period. Considering that any type of hospitalization may put patients with ADRD at a high risk of 30-day readmission, judicious preoperative assessment, postoperative discharge, and care planning are strongly advised for this vulnerable patient population. 

Authors: Neil Kamdar, M.A., of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, is the corresponding author. 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.2109)

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