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Hospital discharge day affects dialysis patient readmission risk

from Renal & Urology News

Dialysis patients discharged from hospitals on Fridays or Saturdays are at increased risk of readmission within 30 days compared with those who are discharged on other days, according to findings presented at the 52nd congress of the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association in London. The finding suggests that intensified medical attention and monitoring, such as expanded weekend coverage by a dialysis-specific case manager may be needed for patients discharged on Friday or Saturday, researchers concluded. more

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