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Phone outreach intervention feasible to reduce SLE readmissions

Key clinical point: A nurse-led postdischarge intervention to reduce hospital readmission rates for SLE is feasible and low cost.

Major finding: There was an 89% higher odds of readmission in the nonintervention group than in the intervention group, but the difference was not statistically significant. However, the intervention prompted numerous occasions to address patient issues.

Study details: A retrospective cohort study in two cohorts of 48 and 56 individuals with SLE.

Disclosures: The authors had no financial disclosures, and there was no outside financial support for the study.


Bowers E et al. Arthritis Care Res. 2020 Aug 29. doi: 10.1002/acr.24435.