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Published: 08 May 2023
Hospitalization and readmission rates for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
In a retrospective cohort study of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), 9.22% of hospitalizations were related to patients with ADRD. Readmission rates were also higher for individuals with ADRD than those without (21.5% vs 14.7%).
The authors concluded that hospitalization and readmission rates were higher for individuals with ADRD suggesting hospitals should be prepared for these individuals and develop strategies to reduce readmission.