This app helps patients who are scheduled for knee surgery prepare for surgery, and recover post-op. By using this App, care teams can help patients learn more about their condition, reduce LOS/readmissions, and improve overall patient satisfaction.
It is meant to be deployed by health providers that seek to improve performance in value based patient care.
Facts on current performance, cost burden, and guidelines (Bozic et al):
Mean episode-of-care payments ranged from USD 25,568 for primary TJA in patients with no comorbidities to USD 50,648 for revision TJA in patients with major comorbidities or complications.
Postdischarge payments accounted for 36% of total payments. A total of 49% of patients were transferred to postacute care facilities, accounting for 70% of postdischarge payments.
The overall 30-day unplanned readmission rate was 10%, accounting for 11% of postdischarge payments.
Bundled payments "require quality monitoring to assure that providers do not skimp on care and that patient outcomes do not suffer. "
CONCLUSIONS: The new short knee PROM, the KOOS, JR, provides a single score representing "knee health" as it combines pain, symptoms, and functional limitations in a single score. This short-form PROM is patient-relevant and efficient.
Physical activity and risk of revision total knee arthroplasty in individuals with knee osteoarthritis: a matched case-control study.
Jones DL, Cauley JA, Kriska AM, Wisniewski SR, Irrgang JJ, Heck DA, Kwoh CK, Crossett LS
This study quantified and described patterns of physical activity in a population with TKA. Physical activity did not appear to be a risk factor for revision arthroplasty. Our results suggest that individuals undergoing primary TKA should be encouraged to remain active after surgery.
Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.