Outpatient telephonic transitional care after hospital discharge improves survival in cirrhotic patients
Bhavana Bhagya Rao, Anastasia Sobotka, Rocio Lopez, Carlos Romero-Marrero, William Carey, Department of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, United States
Author contributions: Rao BB contributed to study concept and design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, statistical analysis, and drafting of the manuscript; Sobotka A contributed to implementation of intervention, acquisition of data, and critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content; Lopez R contributed to statistical analysis; Romero-Marrero C contributed to critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content and study supervision; Carey W contributed to study concept and design, critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content, and study supervision.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: After review of the study characteristics, a waiver of informed consent was approved by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Institutional Review Board.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article were reported.
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Corresponding author: William Carey, MD, Doctor, Department of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, United States. email@example.com
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Received: January 29, 2019
Peer-review started: January 29, 2019
First decision: March 3, 2019
Revised: June 12, 2019
Accepted: July 4, 2019
Article in press: July 5, 2019
Published online: August 27, 2019