About this book
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.
Orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists and all purchasers and managers of health care provision
- Economic issues
- Health Technology Assessment
- Outcome assessment
- Total hip replacement
Table of contents
- Health Technology Assessment of Hip Arthroplasty: World-wide practise pattern and 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 – Consensus in the criteria for indications.- 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: A comparison with knee-replacement. Outcome Measurement: What are the outcomes after joint replacement?
- Outcomes of hip replacement vary.- Evaluation of the implant: Different perspectives of outcome measurement: radiography and alternatives.- Benefits of hip registries.- The patient's view: indicators of subjective health and their use in outcome assessment.- ICF - The perspectives when assessing patients with osteoarthritis. Conclusion. Addendum: Participating centers of the EuroHip-Project.