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Table 5 Acute outcomes

From: Implementing early mobilisation after knee or hip arthroplasty to reduce length of stay: a quality improvement study with embedded qualitative component

  Before, n = 279 After, n = 243 P-value
Length of stay, day, meanb 4.8 (2.0) 4.6 (2.9) 0.47
Inpatient rehabilitation, n (%) 28 (10.1) 20 (8.3) 0.48
Complications (major or minor), n (%) 50 (17.9) 53 (21.9) 0.26
Medical emergency team calls, n (%)a 20 (8.3) 20 (8.3) 0.99
Referred for Compacs, n (%) 25 (9) 17 (7.1) 0.45
Day discharged by physiotherapist, median 4.0 (3,5) 3.0 (2,5) 0.002*
Day discharged by occupational therapist, median 4.0 (3,5) 3.0 (3,5) 0.024*
  1. aincomplete reporting
  2. bThe p-value is the unadjusted poisson value
  3. *Mann Whitney U Test