Rehabilitation Care Pathways for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement: Synthesis of Literature and Environmental Scan

The purpose of this project was to identify factors related to pre-surgery and post-surgery for primary hip and knee joint replacements that would assist in the avoidance or reduction in surgeries or improvement of outcomes after surgery. Various qualitative and quantitative methods were used to answer the research questions posed: literature synthesis, document analysis, key informant interviews and analyses of administrative data. Factors that might be associated with use of inpatient rehabilitation or home care after total hip replacement and total knee replacement were examined. Key informant interviews were conducted to provide a more in-depth understanding of how the various practice patterns impacted wait times, discharge planning, transition, utilization of rehabilitation services, outcomes and rehabilitation policy development.

Investigators

Susan Jaglal (PI), Elizabeth Badley, Katherine Berg, Gillian Hawker, Michel D. Landry, Cheryl Cott, Aileen Davis, Nizar Mahomed

Funding

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, on behalf of the OMHLTC

Grant

Rehabilitation Care Pathways for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement: Synthesis of Literature and Environmental Scan

Date

2005