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Dedicated orthopaedic services: availability and type 2017-01-28T09:40:59-06:00

Hospitals programs, processes, and services can have an effect on the length of stay, can prevent complications, and can contribute to improved outcomes for persons undergoing total hip replacements (Arthritis & Rheumatism, September 2002: 46(9); 2436-2444; Journal of Nursing Care Quality, December 1998: 13(2); 67-76).

Dedicated orthopedic units in hospitals are those that have staff members who are specifically trained to work with people who have orthopedic diseases or conditions. Having highly skilled staff, specialized equipment and areas designed for orthopedic recovery, reduces the risk for developing avoidable problems while in the hospital.