Severity of anemia predicts hospital length of stay but not readmission in patients with chronic kidney disease: a retrospective study
Internal Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Grand Rounds, Nephrology & Transplantation, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic, Hospitals, Length of Stay, Anemia
-Prevalence of anemia is high in pts with CKD and Hb declines with declining eGFR; the largest drop in Hb with eGFR <60ml/minute/1.73m
-Anemia in ESRD on dialysis has been show to be an independent risk factor for death after discharge, increased hospital length of stay, in hospital mortality, and readmission
-CKD is an independent risk factor for hospital length of stay, mortality after discharge, and readmission
Garlo, Katherine; Williams, Deanna; Lucas, Lee; Wong, Rocket; Botler, Joel; Abramson, Stuart; and Parker, Mark G., "Severity of anemia predicts hospital length of stay but not readmission in patients with chronic kidney disease: a retrospective study" (2015). Grand Rounds. 69.