Post-thyroidectomy emergency room visits and readmissions: Assessment from the Collaborative Endocrine Surgery Quality Improvement Program (CESQIP).
American journal of surgery
BACKGROUND: This study analyzed independent factors associated with post-thyroidectomy Emergency Room (ER) visits and Hospital Readmissions (HR).
METHODS: This is a retrospective review from the CESQIP registry of 8381 thyroidectomy patients by 173 surgeons at 46 institutions. A total of 7142 ER visits and 7265 HR were analyzed. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed to determine the risk factors for an ER visit or HR.
RESULTS: Within 30-days of surgery, rates of all ER visits were 3.4% (n = 250) and all HR were 2.3% (n = 170). Hypocalcemia was the reason for 21.9% of ER encounters and 36.4% of HR. BMI >40 kg/m
CONCLUSIONS: Strategies to decrease hypocalcemia and improve perioperative care of patients with BMI >40 kg/m
Taye A, Inabnet WB 3rd, Pan S, Carty SE, Cotton T, Czako P, Doherty G, Gauger P, Hanks J, McAneny D, Milas M, Perrier N, Rosen J, Schneider DF, Sharma J, Siperstein A, Sosa JA. Post-thyroidectomy emergency room visits and readmissions: Assessment from the Collaborative Endocrine Surgery Quality Improvement Program (CESQIP). Am J Surg. 2020 Oct;220(4):813-820. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.02.036. Epub 2020 Feb 19. PMID: 32115176.