In this review: A physical therapist-led clinical decision-making program reduced risk of adverse events after total knee arthroplasty over 3 years: A retrospective review (Clinical Rehabilitation, abstract only available for free)
PT-Led Decision-Making Program Linked to Lower Adverse Events Post-TKA: Study
The initiative involved use of an algorithm paired with regular meetings and hands-on practice for staff.
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