Length of Hospital Stay for Osteoarthritic Primary Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries in New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Lao, C en
dc.contributor.author Lees, D en
dc.contributor.author Patel, S en
dc.contributor.author White, Douglas en
dc.contributor.author Lawrenson, R en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-09T00:25:20Z en
dc.date.issued 2019-11-29 en
dc.identifier.citation International journal of environmental research and public health 16(23) 29 Nov 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 1660-4601 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49421 en
dc.description.abstract This study aims to explore the length of stay (LOS) of publicly funded osteoarthritic primary hip and knee replacement surgeries in New Zealand. Patients with osteoarthritis who underwent publicly funded primary hip and knee replacement surgery in 2005–2017 were included. We have identified 53,439 osteoarthritic primary hip replacements and 50,072 osteoarthritic primary knee replacements. LOS has been reduced by almost 40% over the last 13 years. Logistic regression showed that women, Ma ̄ori, Pacific and Asian patients, older patients, people with more comorbidities and those having opiates on discharge and patients in earlier years were more likely to have extended LOS following hip replacements and knee replacements. Regional differences were noted in LOS between the Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) compared to Taira ̄whiti DHB where patients were the most likely to have a LOS of more than 5 days after hip and knee replacements. LOS after hip and knee replacements has been reduced dramatically. Women, Ma ̄ori, Pacific and Asian patients, older patients and people with more comorbidities are more likely to have extended LOS. Patients dispensed opiates on discharge had a longer LOS. There are great geographical variations in LOS for primary hip and knee surgeries in New Zealand. en
dc.publisher MDPI AG en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health en
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dc.title Length of Hospital Stay for Osteoarthritic Primary Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries in New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/ijerph16234789 en
pubs.issue 23 en
pubs.volume 16 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 788054 en
pubs.number 4789 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-11-29 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2019-11-29 en
pubs.dimensions-id 31795331 en

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