Orthopaedic Nursing

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Orthopaedic Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/NOR.0b013e31822e077b
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Clinical Quality Indicators: Infection Prophylaxis for Total Knee Arthroplasty

Smith, Mary Atkinson; Jacobs, Lynne; Rodier, Lauren; Taylor, Ashley; Taylor-White, Carlotta

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Clinical quality indicators have a strong influence on reducing the overall financial impact, improving the outcomes, and minimizing the adverse events among patients undergoing elective total knee arthroplasty. In today's era of healthcare reform and increasing healthcare costs, it is important for orthopaedic nurses to be aware of the vital role clinical quality indicators play in the perioperative and postoperative settings.

© 2011 National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses


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