Dreinhöfer, K.E., Dieppe, P., Günther, K.-P., Puhl, W. (Eds.)
2009, XI, 149 p. 12 illus., 5 illus. in color.
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Unique overview on Total Hip Replacement: indications, practice variations, costs, and outcomes
Most developed countries are struggling to finance first-class health care for everyone in their community, leading to renewed emphasis on appropriate and equitable provision of health care, placing interventions that are both high in volume and expense under the microscope. This book provides readers with an understanding of the key issues that dictate the provision of total hip replacement, one of the most cost-effective procedures available within health care. A highlight of the book is its multinational and multidisciplinary approach presenting perspectives from public health, individual patients and doctors, economists and health care purchasers and managers.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Arthritis - Health Technology Assessment - Indications - Public Health - arthroplasty - assessment - economics - health care - hip - hip arthroplasty - implant - joint - osteoarthritis - surgery - total joint replacement
Health Technology Assessment of Hip Arthroplasty.- International Variation in Hip Replacement Rates.- Health Technology Assessment of Hip Replacement.- The Economics Perspective on Joint Replacement and Equity.- The Cost of the Procedure.- Trends in Hip Replacement Rates.- Indication for Hip Replacement.- Appropriateness.- Radiographic Assessment of Indications to Total Hip Replacement.- Patients’ Views on Total Joint Replacement in the UK.- Population Requirements for Primary Hip-Replacement Surgery in England.- Outcome Measurement.- What are the Outcomes after Joint Replacement?.- Outcomes Of Hip Replacement Vary.- Evaluation of the Implant.- Result Anaslysis of Hip Arthroplasty Registers.- The Patient’s View.- The Perspectives When Assessing Function in Patients With Osteoarthritis.- Conclusion.