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The cost-effectiveness of routine follow-up after primary total hip arthroplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19195830     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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.
Affiliation:
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
Australia
Cost Savings
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Markov Chains
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) / economics*
Quality-Adjusted Life Years

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