Cost savings of hip arthroplasty patients on specialized orthopedic surgery units.

John A. Batsis, James M Naessens, Mark T. Keegan, Paul M. Huddleston, Amy E. Wagie, Jeanne M. Huddleston

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We retrospectively compared resource use of 2 groups of patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty between 1996 and 2004: those cared for on specialized orthopedic surgery (SOS) units and those cared for on nonorthopedic nursing (NON) units. Of 5546 patients, 5275 (95.1%) were admitted to SOS units and 271 (4.9%) to NON units. Mean overall adjusted cost saving for SOS patients was $622 (SD, $315; 95% CI, $3, $1241). Mean blood bank and room-and-board costs were lower on SOS units: $110 (SD, $36; 95% CI, $40, $181) and $298 (SD, $118; 95% CI, $66, $530), respectively. Difference in length of stay was not significant: mean, 0.19 day; SD, 0.11 day; 95% CI, -0.02 day, 0.40 day. Our results suggest that SOS units, as one way of optimizing patient flow in the postoperative period, may reduce unnecessary inpatients costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Volume38
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Cost Savings
Arthroplasty
Orthopedics
Hip
Costs and Cost Analysis
Nursing
Blood Banks
Postoperative Period
Inpatients
Length of Stay

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Batsis, J. A., Naessens, J. M., Keegan, M. T., Huddleston, P. M., Wagie, A. E., & Huddleston, J. M. (2009). Cost savings of hip arthroplasty patients on specialized orthopedic surgery units. American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), 38(1).

Cost savings of hip arthroplasty patients on specialized orthopedic surgery units. / Batsis, John A.; Naessens, James M; Keegan, Mark T.; Huddleston, Paul M.; Wagie, Amy E.; Huddleston, Jeanne M.

In: American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), Vol. 38, No. 1, 01.2009.

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Batsis, John A. ; Naessens, James M ; Keegan, Mark T. ; Huddleston, Paul M. ; Wagie, Amy E. ; Huddleston, Jeanne M. / Cost savings of hip arthroplasty patients on specialized orthopedic surgery units. In: American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.). 2009 ; Vol. 38, No. 1.
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