Day of surgery and surgical start time affects hospital length of stay after total hip arthroplasty

Source:  Journal of Arthroplasty 2016, July 8 [epub]

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Date of publication:  July 2016

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:   Study aims to evaluate the effect of surgical scheduling (day of week and start time) on clinical outcomes, hospital length of stay, and rate of discharge in total hip arthroplasty patients, concluding that patients who underwent THA on Thursday or Friday or had start times after 2pm had significantly extended hospital LOS.  This has implications for surgical scheduling and perioperative staffing in order to minimise LOS.

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Acknowledgement:  Journal of Arthroplasty

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