Patients' experiences of readiness for discharge following a total hip replacement.

@article{Heine2004PatientsEO,
  title={Patients' experiences of readiness for discharge following a total hip replacement.},
  author={Janelle Heine and Susan Koch and Patricia Goldie},
  journal={The Australian journal of physiotherapy},
  year={2004},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={227-33}
}
In recent years there has been a reduction in the length of stay of patients undergoing total hip replacement, as hospitals have attempted to reduce costs. A reduced length of stay requires patients undergoing total hip replacement to achieve independence over increasingly shorter periods. Clinical experience indicates that many of these patients feel unready or reluctant to be discharged to home, even though they are physically capable. Information is required about psychosocial factors that… CONTINUE READING

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