Early Discharge After Radical Nephrectomy: An Analysis of Complications and Readmissions.


University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Electronic address: [Email]


Length of stay (LOS) is increasingly being viewed as a quality metric, and efforts to reduce LOS are present across most surgical subspecialties. However, data on whether reducing LOS is safe in patients who undergo radical nephrectomy (RN) are lacking. The purpose of this study was to assess whether early discharge after RN affects readmission rates and postdischarge complications using a national cohort of patients.


Minimally invasive surgical procedures,NSQIP,Patient readmission,Postoperative complications,Quality improvement,