Elena R Lungu

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BACKGROUND A sound knowledge of the determinants of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) outcomes could help in patient selection, preparation and education. We aimed to assess the current status of the literature evaluating preoperative determinants of early and medium term patient-reported pain and disability following TKA. METHOD A search in Medline, Pubmed,(More)
UNLABELLED Although generally considered successful, total hip arthroplasty (THA) can yield suboptimal results in terms of pain and function in up to one forth of patients suffering from hip osteoarthritis (OA). A thorough understanding of the determinants of patient-reported pain and function following THA can help plan interventions directed at improving(More)
BACKGROUND Prescription drug expenditures represent a significant component of health care costs in Canada, with estimates of $28.8 billion spent in 2014. Identifying the major cost drivers and the effect they have on prescription drug expenditures allows policy makers and researchers to interpret current cost pressures and anticipate future expenditure(More)