Tracheostomy placement and prolonged hospital stay predict readmission in paediatric ARDS

Half of readmissions occurred within 61 days of discharge, US doctors report.
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Among hospitalised children with acute respiratory distress syndrome who survive to discharge, the presence of a chronic condition, tracheostomy placement during admission, and hospitalisation of 14 days or longer are associated with readmission within a year, according to a study in JAMA Network Open.

Dr Garrett Keim, from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues examined one-year readmission rates among survivors of paediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and the associations with three index hospitalisation factors in a retrospective cohort study.