February 9, 2016
Severity of illness, route of readmission and patient insurance effect the hospital costs overall for readmission within 90 after total hip arthroplasty, according to study results.
Researchers retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA) and with Current Procedural Terminology codes identified 1,781 patients. Investigators also identified 120 patients who were readmitted into the hospital within 90 days after the initial surgery. The total costs were determined and divided into groups. Associated costs and reasons for readmission were compared with the student t-test and analysis of variance.