Hospital volume affects outcome after total knee arthroplasty: a nationwide registry analysis of 59,696 replacements

Source:  Acta Orthopaedica 2014; Oct 17th [epub before print]

Follow this link for the full text

Date of publication:  October 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Uses data from the Finnish Hospital Discharge Register and the Finnish Arthroplasty Register to investigate whether knee replacements performed in very-high-volume hospitals are associated not only with shorter length of stay and length of uninterrupted institutional care, but also with higher discharge rates to other institutional care facilities.

 Length of publication:  7 pages

Some important notes:   Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:  Acta Orthopaedica

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