The Effectiveness of Nursing Delivered Interventions on Readmission Rate among Patients Post Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery; a Systematic Review
Keywords:coronary artery graft, discharge education, nursing interventions, readmission
Introduction: Despite that hospital readmission after CABG surgery became an international concern, few
studies have focused on nurse’s role in the reduction of the readmission rate.The purpose: This review
aims to assess the effectiveness of nursing interventions that are reported to reduce patient’s readmission
post CABG surgery. Methods: a systematic review following the PRISM Aprotocol was operated. Relevant
studies were retrieved from two main electronic databases. Results: Eight studies met the inclusion criteria.
The retrieved studies were conducted to identify the effectiveness of nursing interventions on readmission
rate among patients post CABG surgery. Different types of nursing interventions were identified and
generally, it decreased the readmission rate among patients in most of the studies. Conclusion: Different
nursing interventions have been reported to reduce readmission rate after coronary artery bypass graft
surgery. However, a better reporting of these nursing interventions and linking it with nursing staff training
and qualification is recommended.
This review is registered at PROSPERO; the registration number is: CRD42020143206
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