Over 150,000 hip and knee replacements were performed in England and Wales every year before the pandemic and demand is now at an all-time high, with a large backlog and long waiting lists.
The AQ measure set, which covers the patient journey from pre-admission to post-discharge, focuses on the details of care to help deliver better outcomes in a challenging clinical environment.
HK-01 Prophylactic antibiotic 1 hour before surgery
HK-02 Temperature taken 1 hour before surgery
HK-03 Tranexamic acid administered during surgery
HK-05 Patient walking within 24 hours of surgery
HK-06 Analgesia and laxative prescription on day of surgery
HK-08 VTE prophylaxis within 24 hours of surgery
HK-07 Pre-op patient education