Discharge disposition after pancreatic resection for malignancy

Analysis of national trends

Bhavin C. Shah, Lynette M Smith, Fred Ullrich, Chandrakanth Are

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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study is to analyse national trends in discharge disposition following pancreatic resection for malignancy in the USA. Methods: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample database was queried for 1993-2005 to identify patients who underwent pancreatic resection for malignancy. The status of patients at discharge (to home, home with home health care or to another facility) was noted. Results: A weighted total of 51 866 patients who underwent pancreatectomy for malignant neoplasm of the pancreas were identified. Patients who died in the postoperative period and patients without a specified discharge disposition were excluded, leaving 43 603 patients for inclusion in the study. Overall mortality improved over the period of the study from 7.1% in 1993 to 5.2% in 2005. The number of patients discharged to another facility increased significantly from 5.5% in 1993 to 13.3% in 2005. Similarly, the number of patients discharged to home with home health assistance increased from 20.0% in 1993 to 33.0% in 2005. This corresponded with a statistically significant decrease in the number of patients discharged to home without assistance, from 74.5% in 1993 to 53.7% in 2005 (P= 0.002). Conclusions: The results of our study demonstrate that following pancreatic resection for malignancy, nearly half the patients will require some assistance after discharge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-208
Number of pages8
JournalHPB
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Neoplasms
Pancreatectomy
Patient Discharge
Home Care Services
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Postoperative Period
Inpatients
Databases
Delivery of Health Care
Mortality
Health

Keywords

  • age
  • comorbidities
  • discharge disposition
  • factors
  • malignancy
  • pancreatic resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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Discharge disposition after pancreatic resection for malignancy : Analysis of national trends. / Shah, Bhavin C.; Smith, Lynette M; Ullrich, Fred; Are, Chandrakanth.

In: HPB, Vol. 14, No. 3, 01.01.2012, p. 201-208.

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