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Nearly half of patients safe for discharge by postoperative day 2 after total joint arthroplasty

Nearly half of patients safe for discharge by postoperative day 2 after total joint arthroplasty
July 2, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Among patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty required to follow the Medicare 72-hour-stay rule, 47.88% were safe for discharge to a skilled nursing facility by postoperative day 2, according to results presented at the American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.

“What our data have shown [is] a good proportion of our Medicare postop total joint patients are actually medically safe for discharge after 2 nights rather than after a 3-night stay,” Zachary Sisko, MD, an orthopedic surgery resident at the University of Chicago, told Healio.com/Orthopedics.

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Characterization and Risk Factor Analysis for Reoperation After Microendoscopic Diskectomy

Orthopedics, June 2015, Volume 38 Issue 6
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Bundled Payments in Orthopedic Surgery: February 2015

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VIDEO: Bosco talks value-based payments

VIDEO: Bosco talks value-based payments

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — At the American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, spoke…
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