Factors Affecting Readmission Rates Following Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty.

@article{Mednick2014FactorsAR,
  title={Factors Affecting Readmission Rates Following Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty.},
  author={Rachel E. Mednick and Hasham M. Alvi and Varun Krishnan and Francis Lovecchio and David W. Manning},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2014},
  volume={96 14},
  pages={
          1201-1209
        }
}
BACKGROUND Readmissions following total hip arthroplasty are a focus given the forthcoming financial penalties that hospitals in the United States may incur starting in 2015. The purpose of this study was to identify both preoperative comorbidities and postoperative conditions that increase the risk of readmission following total hip arthroplasty. METHODS Using the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data for 2011, a study population was identified using… CONTINUE READING
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