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Mortality, Cost, and Health Outcomes of Total Knee Arthroplasty in Medicare Patients.
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PMID:  23142446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
There are little data that quantify the long term costs, mortality, and downstream disease after Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this study is to compare differences in cost and health outcomes between Medicare patients with OA who undergo TKA and those who avoid the procedure. The Medicare 5% sample was used to identify patients diagnosed with OA during 1997-2009. All OA patients were separated into non-arthroplasty and arthroplasty groups. Differences in costs, mortality, and new disease diagnoses were adjusted using logistic regression for age, sex, race, buy-in status, region, and Charlson score. The 7-year cumulative average Medicare payments for all treatments were $63,940 for the non-TKA group and $83,783 for the TKA group. The risk adjusted mortality hazard ratio (HR) of the TKA group ranged from 0.48 to 0.54 through seven years (all P<0.001). The risk of heart failure in the TKA group was 40.9% at 7years (HR=0.93, P<0.001). The results demonstrate the patients in the TKA cohort as having a lower probability of heart failure and mortality, at a total incremental cost of $19,843.
Scott T Lovald; Kevin L Ong; Edmund C Lau; Jordana K Schmier; Kevin J Bozic; Steve M Kurtz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of arthroplasty     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8406     ISO Abbreviation:  J Arthroplasty     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703515     Medline TA:  J Arthroplasty     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Exponent, Inc., Menlo Park, California.
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