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Assessing the value of a total joint replacement.
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PMID:  23054621     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) continues to be one of the most successful surgical interventions in medicine. Demand is growing rapidly, placing an increasingly heavy cost burden on national health systems. Despite the popularity of these surgeries, high-quality cost-effectiveness studies evaluating TJA are few in number. This article summarizes the current literature on value in arthroplasty, identifying the various factors affecting costs and outcomes, and suggesting how policy makers can influence utilization of TJA to further improve value to society.
David B Bumpass; Ryan M Nunley
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1935-9748     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-15     Completed Date:  2012-11-19     Revised Date:  2013-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101317803     Medline TA:  Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-82     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Orthopedics, Washington University, 660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8233, Saint Louis, MO, 63110, USA.
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