Length of stay and risk of very early readmission in acute heart failure

Published: 8 April 2017
Author(s): Gema Miñana, Maria José Bosch, Eduardo Núñez, Anna Mollar, Enrique Santas, Ernesto Valero, Sergio García-Blas, Mauricio Pellicer, Vicent Bodí, Francisco J. Chorro, Juan Sanchis, Julio Núñez
Issue: April 2017
Section: Original Article

In patients admitted for acute heart failure (AHF), optimal length of stay (LOS) remains controversial. Longer hospitalizations are associated with worse prognosis, but little is known about short hospitalizations. The aim of this work was to evaluate the relationship between LOS and the risk of short-term readmission in patients discharged after a hospitalization for AHF.