The GTA Rehab Network continues to lead efforts to enhance system-wide performance for rehabilitative care of hip and knee replacement patients.
The Network has developed a standardized Outpatient Rehabilitation Model of Care Following Primary, Elective Total Joint Replacement to ensure patients experience a smooth transition from acute care to outpatient rehabilitation.
The model is based on evidence and/or consensus among clinical experts and supports the provincial target of discharging 90 percent of patients to home (with outpatient rehabilitation) as set out in the provincial Quality-Based Procedures: Clinical Handbook for Primary Hip and Knee Replacement.
The Network has also developed a variety of forms and tools to be used with the model. These tools can be found in Tools for Professionals - Total Joint Replacement. The model, forms and tools were updated in January 2016.
The Network continues to engage with acute care and rehab providers to identify and address ongoing challenges in the referral process.