Hospital readmission after deep brain stimulation surgery in those with Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • Among those with Parkinson’s disease (PD), hospital readmission following deep brain stimulation surgery (DBS) was associated with increased comorbidities and higher socioeconomic status, but the overall readmission rate was lower compared to many other common procedures.

Why this matters

    There are socioeconomic disparities in DBS use and increased efforts to provide access and referrals may help lessen this gap.