Association of depression with 90-day hospital readmission following total joint arthroplasty

Source:  Journal of Arthroplasty 2016, 22 April [epub]

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Date of publication:  April 2016

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  aimed to study the association of depression with risk of readmission following total joint arthroplasty, finding that depression is associated with a significantly higher risk of readmission after THA and TKA.  Shows the importance of promoting care coordination across disciplines for management of non-orthopedic comorbidities prior to surgery in order to optimise patient outcomes and save costs.

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Acknowledgement:  Journal of Arthroplasty

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