The Need for Patient Optimization for Joint Replacement Patients
To be effective in a pay for performance environment requires care improvements that will positively impact outcomes–including length of stay, patient satisfaction and complication rate. For care providers it is important to identify opportunities with the greatest benefit within your constraints.
Leading orthopedic programs have identified preoperative readiness as a high impact area. Preoperative readiness is a comprehensive approach that ensures patients are fully engaged, for better outcomes. It includes:
Most programs have some form of education. The key is to consistently educate both patients and coaches throughout the continuum of care to keep patients involved and aware of next steps.
Patient selection goes hand-in-hand with optimization to not just limit the patient population, but to also identify those candidates that can become good candidates.
Proper patient optimization will consistently ensure high quality outcomes. It requires taking a proactive approach to help patients be both mentally and physically prepared for surgery.
Accelero has helped hundreds of hospitals to create market-leading orthopedic programs. We can help you to assess your program performance, identify areas for improvement and provide a roadmap for success. We can also help you to implement the changes necessary to move your program from good to great.
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