Selective early hospital discharge does not increase readmission but unnecessary return to the emergency department is excessive across groups following total knee arthroplasty

Source:  Journal of Arthroplasty 2015, 16 December [epub]

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Date of publication:  December 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  evaluates the safety of early hospital discharge following primary TKA and identifies the diagnoses responsible for emergency department visits and readmissions in the postoperative period.

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Acknowledgement:  Journal of Arthroplasty


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