Big Gains in Hip and Knee Replacement in Alberta Thanks to Innovative Work on Frontlines

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For 3 years, Alberta’s battle to reduce stubbornly high variability in adherence to its provincial care path for elective hip and knee replacements played out on the frontlines of public healthcare. Now, the battle is over and frontline health professionals and the province’s public healthcare agency are counting the spoils. Among them are shorter patient stays in hospital, tens of thousands of bed-days saved, millions of tax dollars freed up for reinvestment, declining wait times for surgery, and happier, healthier patients. Read about the improvements – and role played by ABJHI – in the spring 2014 issue of Healthcare Management Forum.