Are There Modifiable Risk Factors for Hospital Readmission After Total Hip Arthroplasty in a US Healthcare System?

@article{Paxton2015AreTM,
  title={Are There Modifiable Risk Factors for Hospital Readmission After Total Hip Arthroplasty in a US Healthcare System?},
  author={Elizabeth W. Paxton and Maria C. S. Inacio and Jasvinder A Singh and Rebecca M Love and Stefano A. Bini and Robert S. Namba},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2015},
  volume={473 11},
  pages={3446-55}
}
BACKGROUND Although total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a successful procedure, 4% to 11% of patients who undergo THA are readmitted to the hospital. Prior studies have reported rates and risk factors of THA readmission but have been limited to single-center samples, administrative claims data, or Medicare patients. As a result, hospital readmission risk factors for a large proportion of patients undergoing THA are not fully understood. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES (1) What is the incidence of hospital… CONTINUE READING
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