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Patient education before hip or knee arthroplasty lowers length of stay.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19427164     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From April 2006 to May 2007, 261 patients undergoing primary unilateral total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty were offered voluntary participation in a one-on-one preoperative educational program. Length of stay (LOS) and inpatient data were monitored and recorded, prospectively. Education participants enjoyed a significantly shorter LOS than nonparticipants for both total hip arthroplasty (3.1 +/- 0.8 days vs 3.9 +/- 1.4 days; P = .0001) and total knee arthroplasty (3.1 +/- 0.9 days vs 4.1 +/- 1.9 days; P = .001).
Richard S Yoon; Kate W Nellans; Jeffrey A Geller; Abraham D Kim; Maiken R Jacobs; William Macaulay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of arthroplasty     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1532-8406     ISO Abbreviation:  J Arthroplasty     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-25     Completed Date:  2010-08-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703515     Medline TA:  J Arthroplasty     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  547-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Center for Hip and Knee Replacement (CHKR), New York-Presbyterian at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee*
Length of Stay*
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis, Hip / surgery*
Osteoarthritis, Knee / surgery*
Patient Education as Topic*
Preoperative Care
United States

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