Hospital volume and surgical outcomes after elective hip/knee arthroplasty: A risk-adjusted analysis of a large regional database
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
Elective Surgical Procedures
Performance of elective primary THA and TKA surgeries in low-volume hospitals was associated with a higher risk of venous thromboembolism and mortality. Confounding due to unmeasured variables is possible. Modifiable system-based factors/processes should be targeted to reduce the number of complications associated with THA/TKA procedures.