Nearly half of patients safe for discharge by postoperative day 2 after total joint arthroplasty

Among patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty required to follow the Medicare 72-hour-stay rule, 47.88% were safe for discharge to a skilled nursing facility by postoperative day 2, according to results presented at the American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.

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Source: Healio

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