Source: Healio Orthopedics Today
Date of publication: July 2015
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: 259 patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty with a length of stay of 3 or more nights were retrospectively reviewed. The patients had to fulfil 14 medical criteria by postoperative day 2 to be considered safe for admission to a skilled nursing facility. The authors found that over 47% of patients met discharge criteria after two nights, rather than after a 3-night stay.
Length of publication: 1 webpage
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Acknowledgement: American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting June 24th-27th 2015