A Discussion on The Utility of Discharge Location Prediction Models for Total Joint Arthroplasty Surgery

SUMMARY Objective. Total Joint Arthroplasty (TJA) remains one of the highest frequency elective surgical procedures. Medicare is expected to spend close to $ 50 Billion on TJAs by 2030. Predicting discharge location could allow for cost mitigation and the ability to set appropriate expectations for patients preoperatively. Our aim is to determine the validity of one predictive model. We … Continued