Inpatient vs Outpatient Total Hip Replacement
“Inpatient vs Outpatient Total Hip Replacement”
This study is a pragmatic randomized clinical trial comparing standard inpatient total hip arthroplasty with same day discharge. Patients who are medically well and have a good support structure at home will be randomized to inpatient or same day discharge. The investigators will compare patient costs from the perspective of the Ministry of Health, the institution, society and the patient. The investigators will also record complications, patient satisfaction, functional ability and quality of life.
Procedure - Outpatient
Patients in the outpatient group will be discharged from the hospital the same day of surgery following a total hip arthroplasty
Procedure - Inpatient
Patients in the inpatient group will be discharged from the hospital the following day after a total hip arthroplasty
Patient Satisfaction and Costs Associated With Total Hip Arthroplasty