National Permanente Quality Leader Kate Koplan, MD, tells Managed Healthcare Executive that patient centricity and physician leadership facilitated a dramatic increase in same-day discharges of total hip and knee replacement patients.
NEJM Catalyst publishes article by Kate E. Koplan, MD, and Permanente colleagues on quality initiative that safely increased same-day discharges for knee and hip replacements from 7% to 62% in just 4 years.
More than 1 million joint replacements are performed every year in the United States, and by 2030 that number is expected to grow to more than 4 million. A typical hospital stay for a total joint replacement is 3 days. However,…
Kate Koplan, MD, leads Kaiser Permanente's National Total Joint Replacement Initiative to improve patient care and spread best practices throughout the organization.