SwiftPath develops consensus-based protocols, patient education programs and an array of information technology tools to assure the safety and efficiency of outpatient and early discharge setting joint replacement.
The SwiftPath Method™ represents the safest and most comprehensive program to execute outpatient and enhanced recovery joint replacement from beginning to end. From properly selecting patients to consensus-driven patient safety protocols through monitoring immediate and long-term progress and outcomes, SwiftPath is the complete package.
With traditional joint replacement surgery, patients stay in the hospital an average of 3 – 4 days. During their stay many expensive ancillary services are utilized such as PT/OT and rehabilitation, laboratory blood draws and consultation services. Upon discharge from the hospital approximately 35% of patients go to skilled nursing facilities and a large number of patients require home health services. Patients that spend an extended time in the hospital or discharge to a skilled nursing facility have a higher readmission rate than the patients within the SwiftPath Method.
Using the SwiftPath Method™ we are seeing proven, reduced lengths of stay. Patients within the SwiftPath Method™ do not require the expensive ancillary services that the traditional patients do. Patients are discharged quicker to home without additional costly home health services.