About 10% of the patients in both groups had a surgical complication, such as a wound infection or blood in the joint. About 1% in both groups had a major medical complication, such as a heart attack or kidney failure. About 30% of the patients receiving team care and 44% of the patients receiving standard care had minor medical complications, such as fever, urinary tract infection, or abnormal blood mineral (electrolyte) test results. In addition, almost 62% of the patients receiving team care and 50% of those receiving standard care left the hospital with no complications. Patients in both groups usually went home within 5 to 6 days after surgery and had similar costs of care. Nurses and surgeons preferred team care, whereas patients in both groups were equally satisfied with care.