No leg-up with hospital rehab

There's money and beds to be saved by moving to home-based exercises

Inpatient rehabilitation after a total knee replacement is increasing in private hospitals, despite little evidence it’s any better than community or home-based exercises, researchers say.

Knee rehab

While inpatient rehab figures are declining overseas, in Australia the rates are heading in the opposite direction, going from 30% to 45% of private patients, in the analysis of hospital data in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Whether or not patients had inpatient rehab depended mainly on what private hospital they attended, said the