Total Joint Replacement: Four Keys to Managing Length of Stay
Accelero Health Partners, January 13, 2010
One factor important to the success or failure of your total joint replacement program is effectively managing patient length of stay (LOS). With a high volume of patients requiring surgery, service line managers need to focus on limiting disruptions in the care process.
Rapid recovery programs typically discharge patients after a three-day LOS. Shortening LOS not only improves care quality and the patient experience but it has become the right thing to do financially.