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The cost-effectiveness of routine follow-up after primary total hip arthroplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19195830     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Routine postsurgery assessment of primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) is recommended in many countries. Whether the benefits of this activity are justified by the costs is not known. We used a decision-analytic Markov model to compare the costs and health outcomes of 3 different follow-up strategies after primary THA. If there is no routine follow-up of patients for 7 years after primary THA, there would be cost savings between AU$6.5 and $11.9 million and gains of between 1.8 and 8.8 quality-adjusted life years. Policy makers should investigate less resource-intensive alternatives to common routine postsurgical assessment.
Katharina Maria Dorothea Bolz; Ross W Crawford; Bill Donnelly; Sarah L Whitehouse; Nicholas Graves
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-02-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of arthroplasty     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1532-8406     ISO Abbreviation:  J Arthroplasty     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-01     Completed Date:  2010-05-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703515     Medline TA:  J Arthroplasty     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
Cost Savings
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Follow-Up Studies
Markov Chains
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) / economics*
Quality-Adjusted Life Years

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