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Feb 042016

Gain Sharing in Hip and Knee Replacements

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The 10,000 Albertans who will have a hip or knee replaced this year are going to be up and mobile sooner after surgery, have less pain and better physical outcomes, be home from hospital sooner, and express greater satisfaction with their care than those who had the same surgery five years ago. These improvements won’t cost taxpayers any ...

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Oct 122015

How to Build an Osteoarthritis Systems Model

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Watch this short video to learn how a systems dynamic model for osteoarthritis can help planners and policy makers improve health service delivery in Alberta. This research is supported by grants from Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Arthritis Society of Canada. Dr. Marshall is supported ...

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Jun 232015

Improved Blood Conservation in Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery

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Over the past two years, Alberta Bone & Joint Health Institute and the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network have been working closely with surgeons and clinical teams to reduce the need for blood transfusions in elective hip and knee replacement surgery.  There is strong evidence linking blood transfusion to poorer clinical ...

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Nov 262014

Referring to a Hip and Knee Clinic in Alberta

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Across the province hip and knee joint replacement clinics have agreed on the basic information required on a referral so the requirement is the same regardless of where the referral is sent. This prevents the patient from getting unnecessary testing such as a MRI and allows the hip and knee clinics to triage all the referrals based on the ...

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Mar 212014

Postoperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Dental Patients – Provincial Hip and Knee Committees Weigh In

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In 1997, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) published the first advisory statement on antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) for dental patients with prosthetic joints. This advisory statement was updated in 2003 with new information and concluded that AP is not routinely indicated for most ...

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Feb 112014

‘Optimal’ Waiting Time: Why 14 Weeks?

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Waiting time for hip and knee replacements is a hot topic in Alberta and across the country. The quality of care for hip and knee replacement patients in Alberta has been fundamentally transformed over the past decade, including improved access to care for hip and knee replacement patients. In Alberta, we are currently in year three of a ...

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Jan 172014

Success in Alberta: Report on Quality of Care for Hip and Knee Replacement Patients

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The quality of care for hip and knee replacement patients in Alberta has been fundamentally transformed over the past decade. Today, patients are getting quicker access to consultation and surgery, having better results from their surgery, getting home from hospital sooner, and experiencing fewer complications after surgery. We are also doing ...

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Dec 232013

What is a Clinical Pathway?

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Clinical pathways, a.k.a care pathways, critical pathways, care maps or integrated care pathways, are a widely accepted and highly utilized way to set out all the decisions and services involved in treating a condition. These pathways use the current best evidence and best practice gained from systematic reviews, as well as input from ...

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