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BACKGROUND: Most data on health care utilization after incisional hernia (IH) repair are limited to 30-days and are not nationally representative. We sought to describe nationwide 1-year readmission burden after IH repair (IHR). METHODS: Patients undergoing elective IHR discharged alive were identified using the 2010-2014 Nationwide Readmission Database. Transfers and incomplete follow-up were excluded. Descriptive statistics were used to describe rates of 1-year readmission, IH recurrence, and bowel obstruction. Cox regression allowed identification of factors associated with 1-year readmissions. Generalized linear models were used to estimate predicted mean difference in cumulative costs/year, which allowed estimation of IHR readmission costs/year nationwide. RESULTS: Of 15,935 identified patients, 19.35% were readmitted within 1 y. Patients who were readmitted differed by insurance, Charlson index, illness severity, smoking status, disposition, and surgical approach compared with those who were not (P 

Original publication




Journal article


J surg res

Publication Date





267 - 276


Costs, Epidemiology, Healthcare utilization, Incisional hernia repair, Readmission, Recurrence, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Female, Humans, Incisional Hernia, Male, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Patient Readmission, Recurrence, Retrospective Studies, United States, Young Adult