7/26/2013

Readmission rates in children with diabetic ketoacidosis vary widely, ranging between 0% and 7.1% at 30 days and from 6.5% to 41.1% at one year, while the mean standardized per patient cost per hospital ranges between $4,125 and $11,916 across hospitals, a study indicated. The results in Pediatrics suggest that hospitals and providers "should develop processes to improve self-management for these patients at both an organizational and a provider level," said researcher Dr. Joel S. Tieder.

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