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Table 3 Readmissions within 28 days of discharge following RP in public hospitals by provider volume

From: Factors predicting hospital length-of-stay after radical prostatectomy: a population-based study

  All      Hospital volume1      Surgeon volume2
Volume N (%) Lower Higher Lower Higher
Number of RPs 1535 781 754 785 750
Number of readmissions* 854 344 510 373 481
(% of all RPs) 55.6% 22.4% 33.2% 24.3% 31.3%
Readmission type      
Elective - day cases 304 228 76 203 101
(% of all readmissions) 35.6% 26.7% 8.9% 23.8% 11.8%
Elective - overnight 503 99 404 145 358
(% of all readmissions) 58.9% 11.6% 53.6% 17.0% 41.9%
Emergency 47 17 30 25 22
(% of all readmissions) 5.5% 2.0% 3.5% 2.9% 2.6%
  1. *excludes those who died at time of index procedure RP (n = 1) or within 28 days of discharge (n = 2),1higher-volume hospitals are those where >49 RPs were performed per year during 2002–2008, 2higher-volume surgeons are those who performed >17 RPs per year during 2002–2008.