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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.

Original publication

DOI

10.1017/s0266462300012058

Type

Journal article

Journal

International journal of technology assessment in health care

Publication Date

01/1998

Volume

14

Pages

743 - 761

Addresses

University of Oxford.

Keywords

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