Hospital volume and surgical outcomes after elective hip/knee arthroplasty: A risk-adjusted analysis of a large regional database Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
  • Elective Surgical Procedures
  • Hospitals

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • August 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3149786

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/art.30390

PubMed ID

  • 21656509

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2531

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 63

number

  • 8