Sharpening the focus on causes and timing of readmission after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer (pages 1409–1416)
Michael Hu, Bruce L. Jacobs, Jeffrey S. Montgomery, Chang He, Jun Ye, Yun Zhang, Julien Brathwaite, Todd M. Morgan, Khaled S. Hafez, Alon Z. Weizer, Scott M. Gilbert, Cheryl T. Lee, Mariel S. Lavieri, Jonathan E. Helm, Brent K. Hollenbeck and Ted A. Skolarus
Version of Record online: 29 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28586
Readmissions after radical cystectomy are common and time-dependent. Interventions to prevent and reduce the readmission burden after cystectomy likely need to focus on the first 2 weeks after discharge, take into consideration the spectrum of reasons for readmission, and target high-risk individuals.