Current Status of Cost Utility Analyses in Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review

Published on May 1, 2015in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research4.154
· DOI :10.1007/s11999-014-3964-4
Benedict U. Nwachukwu23
Estimated H-index: 23
(HSS: Hospital for Special Surgery),
Kevin J. Bozic55
Estimated H-index: 55
(UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)
+ 4 AuthorsDouglas E. Padgett31
Estimated H-index: 31
Background Total joint arthroplasty (TJA), although considered to be highly beneficial, is associated with substantial costs to the US healthcare system. Cost utility analysis has become an increasingly important means to objectively evaluate the value of a healthcare intervention from the perspective of both extending the quantity and improving the quality of life. Relatively little is known about the overall cost utility analysis evidence base in TJA.
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