Implementing the Rapid Recovery Program in primary hip and knee arthroplasty in a UK state run hospital

@article{Gordon2010ImplementingTR,
  title={Implementing the Rapid Recovery Program in primary hip and knee arthroplasty in a UK state run hospital},
  author={David Gordon and Amar Malhas and Alex Goubran and Padmanabhan Subramanian and Cheryl Messer and David G Houlihan-Burne},
  journal={European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={151-158}
}
The Rapid Recovery Program (RRP) is an accelerated discharge programme aimed at reducing the length of stay (LOS) and improving patient satisfaction. Its principles are discussed, and our early experience of 847 hip and knee arthroplasty patients described. Three groups were identified: Pre-RRP implementation (Pre-RRP), Post-RRP implementation who did not attend our pre-operative educational Joint Replacement School (JRS) (RRP-JRS) and Post-RRP who did attend JRS (RRP + JRS). Mean LOS (days… CONTINUE READING
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