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Smokers With PE Have Higher Rate of Hospital Readmission

Key clinical point: Smokers with pulmonary embolism are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their index admission.

Major finding: The 30-day readmission rate was significantly higher in patients with tobacco dependence than in those without it – 11.0% and 8.9%, respectively (P less than .001).

Study details: Retrospective study of 168,891 hospital admissions for pulmonary embolism

Disclosures: Dr. Ho has no relevant relationships to disclose.


Ho KS et al. CHEST 2019 October. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.08.1551.