Patient anxiety, lack of empathy from clinicians may drive readmissions | FierceHealthcare

Kidney transplant patients are at increased risk for readmissions when complicated post-discharge instructions and lack of empathy from their caregivers compound their stress levels, according to research published in the Journal of Surgical Research.

Researchers from Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and Wexner Medical Center found anxious patients ran more than twice the risk of readmission after the procedure, and lack of empathy combined with confusing post-discharge directions exacerbated the issue.