A patient’s perception of their hospital stay influences the functional outcome and satisfaction of total knee arthroplasty

Source:  Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 2017 137(5) 693–700

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Date of publication:  May 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Looked at total knee arthroplasty patient outcome data over a 5-year period and satisfaction with their hospital stay was also evaluated and their reasons for it were qualitatively documented.  Concluded that a patient’s perception of their inpatient hospital experience after surgery is an important modifiable predictor of early functional outcome and satisfaction with TKA.

Length of publication:  8 pages

Acknowledgement:  Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

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