Can the American College of Surgeons Risk Calculator Predict 30-Day Complications After Knee and Hip Arthroplasty?

@article{Edelstein2015CanTA,
  title={Can the American College of Surgeons Risk Calculator Predict 30-Day Complications After Knee and Hip Arthroplasty?},
  author={Adam I. Edelstein and Mary J. Kwasny and Linda I Suleiman and Rishi H Khakhkhar and Michael A Moore and Matthew D. Beal and David Worland Karen Manning},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 9 Suppl},
  pages={5-10}
}
Accurate risk stratification of patients undergoing total hip (THA) and knee (TKA) arthroplasty is essential in the highly scrutinized world of pay-for-performance, value-driven healthcare. We assessed the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) surgical risk calculator's ability to predict 30-day complications using 1066 publicly-reported Medicare patients undergoing primary THA or TKA. Risk estimates were significantly associated with… CONTINUE READING
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