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Published: March 20, 2017

  • AAAHC to accredit prisons The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has been selected to accredit the Federal Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) ambulatory health care facilities nationwide. The majority of BOP health services are outpatient facilities that mirror the operations of a community clinic.
  • Total knee patients just as well off at home Total knee outpatients with monitored home-based rehabilitation programs did just as well after 26 weeks as total knee patients who had 10 days of inpatient rehabilitation followed by an 8-week home-based program, a new study finds. The results were based on the 6-Minute Walk Test, the Oxford Knee Score and a self-reporting questionnaire.
  • Spine health impacts hip replacements Patients with sagittal spinal deformity who undergo total hip replacement are at greater risk for dislocation or follow-up revision surgery, according to research presented last week at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. The findings suggest orthopedic surgeons should collaborate with spine surgeons when planning hip replacements in patients with any degree of spinal deformity in order to achieve optimal outcomes.
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