A recently published multi-center study provides guidance on modifiable risk factors orthopaedic surgeons can address prior to surgery to reduce the chances of patients being readmitted following total hip arthroplasty.
Much of the current literature regarding rates and risk factors for readmission following total joint arthroplasty is based on single-center studies, which limits application to larger populations.
The researchers utilized the Kaiser Permanente Total Joint Replacement Registry. A total of 12,030 patients operated on by 176 different surgeons in 32 different hospitals were included. Data were collected in a prospective fashion.