Total Joint Replacements: Analysis of the Impact of Physiotherapy on Hospital Length of Stay and Models of Care
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Hospital length of stay (LOS) following total joint replacement surgery has reduced significantly with advancements in models of care. This natural cohort study examined why individual deviated from the clinical pathway and the risk of increased LOS using chronic conditions and the Risk Assessment and Prediction Tool (RAPT). Physiotherapy milestones, morbid obesity, wound issues and age were identified with increased LOS. The RAPT was found to be valid. Critical review of hospital processes is recommended.