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Understanding economic evaluations: a review of the knee arthroplasty literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10496464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study reviewed the literature to appraise the quality, quantity, and type of economic evaluation as it pertains to the knee arthroplasty literature. A computerized bibliographic search of MEDLINE from 1966-1996 was conducted, revealing a total of 43,178 articles dealing with cost analysis, of which 1611 were orthopedic. Of the economic orthopedic studies, only 63 dealt with the topic of knee arthroplasty. These studies were retrieved, of which only 40 papers met the inclusion criteria. These 40 studies were evaluated for methodological soundness based on established economic principles. None of the 40 studies met the established criteria to form a comprehensive economic evaluation. These results indicate that the orthopedic literature is lacking in economically sound evaluations, and guidelines are offered to aid orthopedists in appraising and improving the quality of economic studies.
K J Saleh; A Gafni; W B Macaulay; A Miric; L Saleh; J Schatzker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of knee surgery     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0899-7403     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Knee Surg     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-01     Completed Date:  1999-11-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804841     Medline TA:  Am J Knee Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee / economics*
Health Care Costs
Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
Orthopedics / economics
Technology Assessment, Biomedical / economics*,  methods
United States
Comment In:
Am J Knee Surg. 1999 Summer;12(3):137   [PMID:  10496461 ]

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