A collaborative of leading health systems finds wide variations in total knee replacement delivery and takes steps to improve value.

@article{Tomek2012ACO,
  title={A collaborative of leading health systems finds wide variations in total knee replacement delivery and takes steps to improve value.},
  author={Ivan M. Tomek and Allison Lee Sabel and Mark I. Froimson and George F. Muschler and David S. Jevsevar and Karl M Koenig and David G. Lewallen and James M. Naessens and Lucy A. Savitz and James L Westrich and William B Weeks and James N. DO Weinstein},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={1329-38}
}
Members of a consortium of leading US health care systems, known as the High Value Healthcare Collaborative, used administrative data to examine differences in their delivery of primary total knee replacement. The goal was to identify opportunities to improve health care value by increasing the quality and reducing the cost of that procedure. The study showed substantial variations across the participating health care organizations in surgery times, hospital lengths-of-stay, discharge… CONTINUE READING
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