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Table 7 Outcomes at 4 and 12-weeks post-surgery

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

  Before cohort, max n = 274 After cohort, max n = 229 P-Value Before cohort, max n = 254 After cohort, max n = 198 P-Value
  4-week follow-up 12-week follow-up
Adequacy of index joint pain management, n (%)    0.487    0.017
 Very good 117 (43.8) 94 (42.2) 166 (65.9) 114 (59.4)
 Good, but could be better 128 (48.1) 110 (49.3) 68 (27.0) 73 (38.0)
 Poor 19 (7.1) 19 (8.5) 16 (6.3) 5 (2.6)
 Very poor 3 (1.1) 0 2 (0.8) 0
Index joint pain (0-10) 3.4 (2.5) 2.9 (2.4) 0.03 1.9 (2.5) 1.9 (2.0) 0.76
Complications (inclusive of acute complications), n (%) 89 (32.5) 74 (32.3) 0.97 93 (36.6) 83 (41.9) 0.25
Re-admissions, n (%) 13 (4.9) 8 (3.6) 0.50 17 (6.7) 19 (9.7) 0.25
Community services used, n (%) 36 (13.5) 27 (12.3) 0.69 Not applicable Not applicable  
Oxford knee or hip scores, mean (sd) Not applicable Not applicable   37.4 (7.7) 36.9 (7.0) 0.46
EuroQol VAS Score for Today health, median (IQR) Not applicable Not applicable   80.0 (60, 90) 75 (60, 90) 0.472