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some gentle prodding from my good friend to convince me to try it. He'd had his other hip done at the hospital and had no intention of staying overnight after the sec- ond one. "OK," I told him, "let's do it." Since that first successful attempt 2 years ago, we've per- formed about 100 outpatient hip replacements. Here's an inside look at our multifaceted program that readies them for same-day discharge. First, though, you must select the right patients. Targeting the right candidates Our hospital's inpatients and out- patients move through the same ORs and recover in rooms on the inpatient floor, so we were able to observe the evolution of how unnecessary the overnight hospi- tal stay had become for some hip replacement patients. Our first filter when looking for candidates to undergo the procedure on an outpa- tient basis is to determine if the patient is motivated to go home on the day of surgery. We next confirm that patients have support in place at home to ensure their post-op recovery goes smoothly. They also have to live within an hour-and-a-half's drive of the hospital. S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 8 7 • OPEN ENDED The anterior approach to hip replacement offers several advantages.

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