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Hospital for Special Surgery

Stavros Memtsoudis, Hospital for Special Surgery

Caption: Roughly 3 percent of patients who undergo total hip and knee replacement surgery require critical care services before they are discharged from the hospital, said Stavros Memtsoudis, M.D., Ph.D., director of Critical Care Services at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, who led the study. “Hospitals need to understand that it is going to be a significant part of their patient population and allocate resources accordingly.”

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