Journal article

Predictors of inpatient rehabilitation after total knee replacement: an analysis of private hospital claims data.

Chris Schilling, Catherine Keating, Anna Barker, Stephen F Wilson, Dennis Petrie

Med J Aust | Published : 2018


OBJECTIVE: To investigate inpatient rehabilitation rates after private total knee replacements (TKRs) in Australia since 2009; to quantify the contributions of hospital-, surgeon- and patient-related factors to predicting inpatient rehabilitation. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study; multivariate linear regression analysis of linked, de-identified Medibank administrative claims data and hospital casemix protocol data, adjusted for patient-related characteristics. Setting, participants: 35 389 patients undergoing Medibank-funded TKRs in 170 private hospitals in Australia, 2009-2016. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Hospital inpatient rehabilitation rate; relative contributions of patient- and provider-r..

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