Length of Hospitalization After Joint Arthroplasty: Does Early Discharge Affect Complications and Readmission Rates?

@article{Otero2016LengthOH,
  title={Length of Hospitalization After Joint Arthroplasty: Does Early Discharge Affect Complications and Readmission Rates?},
  author={Jesse E Otero and J Joseph Gholson and Andrew J Pugely and Yubo Gao and Nicholas A. Bedard and John J. Callaghan},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2016},
  volume={31 12},
  pages={2714-2725}
}
BACKGROUND Length of hospital stay is a quality metric in joint arthroplasty. Rapid recovery protocols have safely reduced the average length of hospitalization, but it is unclear whether there is a difference in complication and readmission rates between patients discharged the day of surgery or on postoperative day 1 (POD 1). We calculated 30-day complication and readmission after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), total hip arthroplasty (THA), and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) based… CONTINUE READING