Journal article

Patient-related risk factors for unplanned 30-day readmission following total knee arthroplasty: a narrative literature review

Daniel Gould, Michelle Dowsey, Imkyeong Jo, Peter Choong

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition as well as a growing global health problem, and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an effective treatment for advanced disease. Unplanned 30-day hospital readmission is an indicator of complications, which is a significant financial burden on healthcare systems. We reviewed the literature to better understand the patient-related factors associated with unplanned 30-day readmission following TKA. MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched for studies reporting on patient-related risk factors for unplanned 30-day readmission following primary or revision TKA for any indication. The impact of specific medical comorbidities on increasing the risk of 30-day readmiss..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence in Total Joint Replacement


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge Anna Lovang, librarian at Carl de Gruchy Library, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, for her assistance in developing the search strategies. This work is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence in Total Joint Replacement (APP1116235). MD holds an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (APP1122526). PC holds an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (APP1154203).