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Predictors of inpatient rehabilitation after total knee replacement: an analysis of private hospital claims data

Timothy J Geraghty, Andrew M D Cole and Gregory Bowring
Med J Aust 2019; 210 (2): 100-101. || doi: 10.5694/mja2.12066
Published online: 4 February 2019

To the Editor: In their recent article and media release, Schilling and colleagues1 concluded that after total knee replacement (TKR) “some inpatient rehabilitation is low value care”. The research was funded by Medibank Private.

  • Timothy J Geraghty1,2
  • Andrew M D Cole1,3
  • Gregory Bowring1,4

  • 1 Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 3 HammondCare, Sydney, NSW.
  • 4 Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Services, Sydney, NSW.


Competing interests:

All authors are consultant physicians in rehabilitation medicine and office bearers in the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

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