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Many new hip prostheses are now available for use in total hip replacement. The majority remain untested relative to standard prostheses; however, many new prostheses are substantially more costly. We examine how much more effective new prostheses must be, in terms of reducing the need for revision operations, in order to justify this increased cost.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Int J Technol Assess Health Care

Publication Date

1998

Volume

14

Pages

743 - 761

Keywords

Adult, Aged, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Equipment Design, Female, Hip Prosthesis, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Quality-Adjusted Life Years, Technology Assessment, Biomedical, United Kingdom