Should All Patients Be Included in Alternative Payment Models for Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty?

@article{Rozell2016ShouldAP,
  title={Should All Patients Be Included in Alternative Payment Models for Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty?},
  author={Joshua C. Rozell and Paul Maxwell Courtney and Jonathan R. Dattilo and Chia Hsun Wu and G A Lee},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2016},
  volume={31 9 Suppl},
  pages={45-9}
}
BACKGROUND Alternative payment models in total joint replacement incentivize cost effective health care delivery and reward reductions in length of stay (LOS), complications, and readmissions. If not adjusted for patient comorbidities, they may encourage restrictive access to health care. METHODS We prospectively evaluated 802 consecutive primary total… CONTINUE READING