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Medicare Bundled Payment Options Positively Impacted Joint Replacement Outcomes for Black Patients

Medicare Bundled Payment Options Positively Impacted Joint Replacement Outcomes for Black Patients

Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model decreased readmissions and discharges to institutional postacute care in black joint replacement patients, according to a...
racial, pain, TKA, total knee arthroplasty, knee, Black Joint Arthroplasty Patients Have Higher Episode-of-care Costs Than White Patients

Racial Disparities Persist in Total Knee Arthroplasty Outcomes

Racial and ethnic disparities are still a concern when it comes to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) outcomes, according to an analysis. The study authors queried...
Tourniquet Use Increases Transfusion Risk, LOS in TKA Patients

Tourniquet Use Increases Transfusion Risk, LOS in TKA Patients

The use of a tourniquet in routine primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) may put patients at a higher risk of transfusion and longer postoperative...
nsaid, meloxicam, Knee OA Patients May Be Able to Switch from NSAIDs to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

NSAID Use May Be Safe for COVID-19 Patients

A study published in PLOS Medicine did not observe adverse outcomes associated with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients with COVID-19. Specifically,...

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