Benefits of the Rapid Recovery® Program

Benefits for Patients

  • Exceptional care delivered by a specialized orthopedic team
  • Enhanced patient experience
    • Joint Care Coordinator
    • Physical Therapy
    • Patient education
  • Reduced length of stay1-3
  • Family Involvement
References
  1. Lombardi, Adolph V., et al.: "A Rapid Recovery Program: Early Home and Pain Free."" Presentation at CCJR 2009 winter meeting; December 9-12, 2009; Orlando, Florida. http://www.orthosupersite.com/print.aspx?rid=67554
  2. Lombardi, Adolph V., et al.: "Rapid recovery protocols and minimally invasive surgery help achieve high knee flexion." Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006; (452):117-122.
  3. NHS Elect (with the Dept of Health and West Suffolk Hospitals). Adopting a US model for elective joint replacement service. www.evidence.nhs.uk/qualityand­productivity

Benefits for Surgeons

The Rapid Recovery® Program will enable you to focus on your surgery. It will do this by:

  • Streamlining the process, making it more efficient, more consistent and more predictable.
  • Increasing patient satisfaction by speeding up treatment and enabling improved quality of care.
  • Ensuring that you are up to date with the latest developments and techniques in your field.

The Program will generate ongoing improvement by:

  • Improving patient and stakeholder satisfaction, leading to word-of-mouth recommendations that enhance your reputation.
  • Creating a continuous process of improvement, resulting in potential new referrals from other areas, and many more improvements into the future.
  • Reduced OR time and length of stay.1-4
  • Reduced readmission rates.2, 3
Surgeons

Your patients will love it:

  • Exceptional care delivered by a specialized orthopedic team.
  • Family Involvement.
  • Clear and well presented information about the surgery and recovery.
References
  1. Friesen, Marcia: "Joint Replacement Centers: the ultimate in customer service." Orthopedic Technology Review, May-June 2006.
  2. Lombardi, Adolph V., et al.: "A Rapid Recovery Program: Early Home and Pain Free." Presentation at CCJR 2009 winter meeting; December 9-12, 2009; Orlando, Florida. http://www.orthosupersite.com/print.aspx?rid=67554
  3. Lombardi, Adolph V., et al.: "Rapid recovery protocols and minimally invasive surgery help achieve high knee flexion." Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006; (452):117-122.
  4. NHS Elect (with the Dept of Health and West Suffolk Hospitals). Adopting a US model for elective joint replacement service. www.evidence.nhs.uk/qualityand­productivity

Benefits for Hospital Management

The Rapid Recovery® Program will have a positive effect on:

  • Your hospital’s cost structure
  • The quality of care offered by your hospital, and consequently
  • Your hospital’s reputation.
Hospital Management Team

The Program will enable your hospital to cut its costs by at least 20% because:

  • People and resources are deployed more efficiently
  • More patients can be dealt with in the same time
  • Fewer overnight stays are required
  • Fewer patients need to be re-admitted.1,2

The Program will enable you to enhance your hospital’s reputation because:

  • It demonstrates that your hospital is systematically working to achieve continuous improvement in the quality of its orthopaedic care
  • It increases patient satisfaction3, leading to higher ratings for your hospital in evaluations and valuable word-of-mouth recommendations.
References
  1. Lombardi, Adolph V., et al.: "A Rapid Recovery Program: Early Home and Pain Free."" Presentation at CCJR 2009 winter meeting; December 9-12, 2009; Orlando, Florida. http://www.orthosupersite.com/print.aspx?rid=67554
  2. Lombardi, Adolph V., et al.: "Rapid recovery protocols and minimally invasive surgery help achieve high knee flexion." Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006; (452):117-122.
  3. NHS Elect (with the Dept of Health and West Suffolk Hospitals). Adopting a US model for elective joint replacement service. www.evidence.nhs.uk/qualityand­productivity