Direct hospital cost determinants following hip and knee arthroplasty.

OBJECTIVE Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) places a significant economic burden on health care resources. This cohort study examines the costs associated with arthroplasty in 827 patients undergoing hip and knee TJA from January 2011 to June 2012 at a single center in Melbourne, Australia. METHODS Data included total inpatient, outpatient, and readmissions… (More)