Hospital- and patient-related characteristics determining length of hospital stay for hip and knee replacements.

@article{Rissanen1996HospitalAP,
  title={Hospital- and patient-related characteristics determining length of hospital stay for hip and knee replacements.},
  author={Pekka Rissanen and Seppo Aro and Pekka Paavolainen},
  journal={International journal of technology assessment in health care},
  year={1996},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={325-35}
}
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are among the most prestigious health care technologies. Their popularity has grown rapidly, and an increasing proportion of health care resources is allocated to them. We studied patient- and hospital-related factors that cause variation in a major determinant of hospital costs, the length of hospital stay (LOS) for THA and TKA. We gathered data on 10,288 hip and 5,173 knee patients with primary or secondary arthrosis from the… CONTINUE READING