Acute kidney injury is associated with higher mortality and healthcare costs in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis.

Affiliation

Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United States. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

AKI is known to be associated with increased risk of mortality, however limited information is available on how AKI impacts healthcare costs and resource utilization in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis. Previous studies have had variable definitions of AKI, resulting in inconsistent reporting of the true impact of AKI in patients with cirrhosis.

Keywords

Hospital charges,ICD-9,Length of stay,Mortality,National inpatient sample,

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