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Total Joint Surgery: Motivation for Migration to the Outpatient Setting

As baby boomers are reaching retirement, and the general population is living longer with more active lifestyles, the projected number of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedures for the Medicare and commercial patient population is expected to increase. Removing total joint procedures from the inpatient-only list enables cost reduction that results from performing these cases in the outpatient setting.