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Why are researchers studying the discharge process after cardiac surgery?

Researchers are studying the discharge process after cardiac surgery because the rate of rehospitalization after cardiac surgery has been reported at up to 22 percent. Researchers are investigating the potentially modifiable elements in the discharge process.

The discharge process is one of the most important phases of hospitalization. Hospital discharge is an intricate and dynamic process requiring choreography of patients, physicians, ancillary staff and outpatient caregivers.

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