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Evid Based Nurs 2:123 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.4.123
  • Treatment

A clinical pathway reduced length of stay, time to ambulation, and complications after hip and knee arthroplasty

Clinical pathway v usual care after hip or knee arthroplasty*

Outcome at ≥3 months Clinical pathway Usual care RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Complications 10.9% 28.2% 61.4% (24.3 to 80.6) 6 (4 to 19)

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