Globally healthcare costs are rising, increasing life expectancies of patients are leading to a greater demand for joint replacements and healthcare professionals are expected to achieve more with less. Fast-track protocol implementation is a cost-effective strategy for patients undergoing Joint replacement, with high QALY and reduced costs6.
Hospitals aim to provide affordable and efficient access to treatment while maintaining quality of orthopaedic care and improving clinical outcomes. It is necessary to find new ways to optimise the efficiency and productivity of the health care system without neglecting the quality of clinical results.
Hospitals in Europe that follow an intensive recovery programme for their patients, like the Rapid Recovery Programme, achieve statistically significant savings of around 20% in costs per procedure, compared to a standard clinical pathway1,2. Furthermore, patients who follow the pathway and accelerated processes experience a notable increase in their satisfaction and quality of life after discharge1,2.
Zimmer Biomet offers hospitals a proposal for savings, both on economics and on the use of resources, while at the same time, the team of caregivers/ multidisciplinairy team see improved results 3,4 and , last but not least, the patient experiences the benefits of early rehabilitation5. We offer evidence based programmes that add value to the organisation by using medical and business process redesign to get better and more predictable outcomes.1