Joint replacement and hip fracture readmission rates: impact of discharge destination.

@article{Riggs2010JointRA,
  title={Joint replacement and hip fracture readmission rates: impact of discharge destination.},
  author={Richard V Riggs and Pamela S Roberts and Harriet Udin Aronow and Tamer Younan},
  journal={PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 9},
  pages={806-10}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if discharge destination after hospitalization for hip replacement or repair influences the hospital readmission rate. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study that included consecutive patients with a primary diagnosis of hip replacement or repair who were discharged from the acute hospital in a 3-year period. SETTING Urban academic nonprofit hospital. PATIENTS Data for 606 orthopedic patients discharged alive from the acute hospital between January 2004 and September… CONTINUE READING
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