Abstract

Patients with a left ventricular assist device have a high rate of hospital readmissions after their index (placement of left ventricular device) discharge. With these devices becoming more common providers of care must understand why this population is being readmitted in order to promote well-being and keep patients out of the hospital. The purpose of this study was to identify and describe characteristics of the hospital readmission. This research study was a retrospective analysis of aggregate data from 2013-2019 with a sample size n = 32. The summary of data was described with descriptive statistics. The data was grouped and did not represent individual patient data. The majority of patients readmitted were African American males. It was also noted that there was a higher readmission rate of GI bleed within 0-90 days after the index admission discharge. However, with a small sample size this data may not represent the general population. Further research is needed to collect individual patient data in order to understand characteristics and factors of why patients are readmitted.

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Graduation Date

2020

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Covelli, Maureen

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Nursing

Department

Nursing

Degree Program

Nursing

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0008370; DP0023807

Language

English

Release Date

December 2023

Length of Campus-only Access

3 years

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)

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