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