Total joints performed as outpatients to jump 42% by 2028

More than half of all non-fracture knee and hip replacements will be performed in the outpatient setting by 2028, health consultant firm Sg2 predicts.

ASC Focus published Sg2's forecast of what percentage of total joints will be performed as inpatient and outpatient in the next decade. Twelve numbers to know:

2018
Outpatient: 15 percent
Inpatient: 85 percent

2020
Outpatient:23 percent
Inpatient: 77 percent

2022
Outpatient: 31 percent
Inpatient: 69 percent

2024
Outpatient: 40 percent
Inpatient: 60 percent

2026
Outpatient: 48 percent
Inpatient: 52 percent

2028
Outpatient: 57 percent
Inpatient: 43 percent

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