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As a partner of World Thrombosis Day, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) asks you complete this survey to help better understand and develop practical solutions to prevent VTE in patients undergoing hip and knee replacement.
PPAHS has had a long interest in preventing venous thromboembolism, and has brought together panels of health experts to develop the OB VTE Safety Recommendations and the Stroke VTE Safety Recommendations (both of which are free resources on the PPAHS website).
Hip and knee replacement surgeries are among the most commonly performed procedures in the US. About 1 million of these procedures are performed each year (for more on prevalence, see the study by Hilal Maradit-Kremers, MD, MSc et al, “Prevalence of Total Hip (THA) and Total Knee (TKA) Arthroplasty in the United States”).
The 30-day readmission rate following hip and knee replacement is 4.3% and 3.9% respectively. The readmission rate rises to 7.8% 90-days after surgery.
According to the US Department of Health & Human Services (HSS) Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) (6.3%) is the third most prevalent factor accounting for readmission 30-days after surgery.
By completing this survey, in Question 12, you may elect to be entered into a lottery draw for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate and to receive a copy of the survey report. The winner of the lottery draw will be chosen randomly from those who complete the survey and the contact information form below.
Please complete this survey by 5pmET November 14, 2016.