Is hospital volume associated with length of stay, re-admissions and reoperations for total hip replacement? A population-based register analysis of 78 hospitals and 54,505 replacements

@article{Pamilo2013IsHV,
  title={Is hospital volume associated with length of stay, re-admissions and reoperations for total hip replacement? A population-based register analysis of 78 hospitals and 54,505 replacements},
  author={Konsta J. Pamilo and Mikko Peltola and Keijo T. M{\"a}kel{\"a} and Unto T H{\"a}kkinen and Juha Paloneva and Ville M. Remes},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={133},
  pages={1747-1755}
}
Hospital volume has been suggested to be a significant determinant of the outcome of joint replacement surgery. We updated previously published data on the effect of hospital volume on length of stay, re-admissions, and reoperations for total hip replacement (THR) at the population level in Finland. A total of 54,505 THRs for primary osteoarthritis performed between 1998 and 2010 were identified from the Hospital Discharge Register and the Finnish Arthroplasty Register. Hospitals were… CONTINUE READING
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