New risk assessment tool helps clinicians develop outpatient joint arthroplasty pathways: 4 details

DJO Surgical's outpatient arthroplasty risk assessment tool, OaraScore, gives medical professionals information to assess postoperative length of stay after total joint arthroplasty.

Here are the key details to know:

1. OaraScore uses a multi-disciplinary algorithm that predicts patients' ability to be discharged either the same day as surgery or the morning after surgery.

2. OaraScore was developed in partnership with R. Michael Meneghini, MD, director of orthopedics and joint replacement, and Peter Caccavallo, MD, medical director of perioperative medicine, both from Fishers-based Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital. The tool can be used with implant systems.

3. The software also tracks readmission rates and compares data between physicians.

4. “OaraScore provides medical professionals with a more consistent and verifiable methodology to reliably and safely base admission decisions,” said Jeffery A. McCaulley, global president of DJO Surgical.

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