Day of surgery affects length of stay and charges in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty

Source:  Journal of Arthroplasty 2016, June 29 [epub]

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Date of publication:  June 2016

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of day of the week of surgery on mean length of stay and total charges following primary total knee and total hip arthroplasty.  After analysing 14,800 cases, it was concluded that late week cases were associated with increased LOS and increased total charges.

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Acknowledgement:  Journal of Arthroplasty

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