Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Session Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Presentation Time: 4:30pm-4:35pm
*Purpose: Cirrhosis is a common disease however it is understudied because population data on patients with cirrhosis is lacking. While the risk of hospitalization in the general population in 2017 was 6.5% per year and in patients 85 yrs or above was 22% per year, little is known about the risk for hospitalizations in patients with cirrhosis. We used National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) data to examine this question.
*Methods: PCORnet data from two centers between 2012-2018 were used and patients with cirrhosis were identified through an algorithm of ICD-9, ICD-10, or RXCUI codes. Only adult patients (>18yrs) were included. Demographics were assessed and hospitalizations were calculated.
*Results: 62,580 patients with cirrhosis were identified with 87,489 patient-years of follow up. Patients mean age was 51.25 yrs, 38.2% were Female, 38.3% were White, and 51.6% were Black. The mean MELD-Na was 11.0.During the study period patients had 171,397 emergency visits and underwent 41,643 admissions, or 45.6 hospitalizations per 100 patient-years of follow up. Patients were admitted for a total of 330,469 days (904.8 patient-years) or 1.03 days admitted per 100 days of follow up. Patients with cirrhosis had a seven times higher rate of hospitalization than the general population and a 2.1 times higher rate than patients over 85 years old, the highest risk subset of the general population.
*Conclusions: Hospitalizations are very frequent in patients with cirrhosis. Large datasets may provide insight into prevention of hospitalizations.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Mazumder NR, Guo K, Zhao L, Kho A, Walters K, Carey TS, Loftus C, Ladner DP. The Rate of Hospitalization Among Patients with Cirrhosis is More Than Twice as High as Patients Over 85 Years [abstract]. Am J Transplant. 2021; 21 (suppl 3). https://atcmeetingabstracts.com/abstract/the-rate-of-hospitalization-among-patients-with-cirrhosis-is-more-than-twice-as-high-as-patients-over-85-years/. Accessed June 12, 2021.
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