Patient age is a factor in early outcomes after shoulder arthroplasty.

  title={Patient age is a factor in early outcomes after shoulder arthroplasty.},
  author={J. W. Wandby Griffin and Michael M. Hadeed and Wendy M. Novicoff and James Alexander Browne and Stephen F. Brockmeier},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  volume={23 12},
BACKGROUND Elderly and young patients alike are undergoing shoulder replacement at increased rates. In an era of outcomes reporting, risk adjustment, and cost containment, identifying patients likely to have adverse events is increasingly important. Our objective was to determine whether patient age is independently associated with postoperative in-hospital complications or increased hospital charges after shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to analyze 58… CONTINUE READING
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