Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:687–691 DOI 10.1007/s11845-017-1571-6 ORIGINAL ARTICLE 1 2 1 1 1 • • • • J. G. Galbraith C. Fenelon J. Gibbons G. A. Kelly D. Bennett Received: 5 October 2016 / Accepted: 24 January 2017 / Published online: 7 February 2017 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2017 Abstract Keywords Arthroplasty Enhanced Recovery Background In the current economic climate of staff Programme Knee Hip Length of stay shortages and bed closures, orthopaedic surgeons must look for system efﬁciencies. Enhanced Recovery Pro- grammes (ERP) have the potential not only to reduce Introduction length of stay (LOS) and concurrent costs but also to improve patient outcomes. The aim of this paper is to The demand for total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee evaluate the effect of ERP for primary total hip arthroplasty arthroplasty (TKA) has increased considerably over the last (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) on length of stay two decades and is projected to continue in the coming (LOS) in the Irish Setting. years as a result of both demographic, social and lifestyle Methods A single-surgeon retrospective case–control changes [1–3]. One solution to meet this increasing study was
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