Establishing a home care protocol for early discharge of patients with hip and knee arthroplasties.

N. L. Rothman, L. Moriarty, R. H. Rothman, C. Silver, P. C. O'Connor, J. Aguas

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Abstract

Joint arthroplasty procedures are significant in number and cost. Discharging hip and knee arthroplasty patients early from the hospital to a transitional home care program has the potential to reduce costs, while maintaining quality. A retrospective review of hospital records of hip and knee arthroplasty patients quantified patient problems during postoperative days 3 through 12 and analyzed them by age, gender, and joint type. The pilot study also allowed the development of a protocol for transitional home care after hip and knee arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-30
Number of pages7
JournalHome healthcare nurse
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Community and Home Care
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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