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Table 1 Most common risk factors and causes that contribute to readmission risk after a surgical intervention

From: A case management report: a collaborative perioperative surgical home paradigm and the reduction of total joint arthroplasty readmissions

Risk factors (Lucas and Pawlik 2014) Causes (Merkow et al. 2015)
Multiple comorbidities Surgical site infection
Long length of hospital stay Ileus
Postoperative complications Postoperative bleeding