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Name: Medical Staff Office Medical Staff Office
Date registered: April 8, 2013

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  1. Outpatient Home Therapy — April 29, 2016
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Outpatient Home Therapy

by Medical Staff Office on April 29, 2016

The Joint Center at AAMC is piloting a program for joint replacement patients where an in-home evaluation is provided by an outpatient physical therapist to review the patient’s function prior to surgery. The therapist assesses the patient’s home and provides recommendations for set up changes to make before surgery to improve patient safety. Once they return home, the patient will receive one or two additional in-home therapy sessions before their transition to outpatient rehab. This program provides opportunity for a quicker discharge and a shorter length of stay, while maintaining quality care. The pilot program is rolling out doctor by doctor until all joint patients are included. The long-term goal is to expand this program beyond The Joint Center patients to other surgical programs at the hospital. For more information on in-home PT, contact Amanda Adkins at 443-481-1418 or aadkins@osmc.net.