An economic model to estimate the relative costs over 20 years of different hip prostheses.

@article{Baxter1999AnEM,
  title={An economic model to estimate the relative costs over 20 years of different hip prostheses.},
  author={K.. Baxter and Gwyn Bevan},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={1999},
  volume={53 9},
  pages={542-7}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the relative costs of prostheses and factors associated with changes in these cost rankings. DESIGN AND SETTING Economic model using published data. MAIN RESULTS The main cost drivers are current costs and revision rates. Expected revision costs are a small proportion of the expected total costs. There are few competitors to the "gold standard" Charnley in terms of total expected costs over 20 years. There is no monetary advantage in using higher cost prostheses… CONTINUE READING

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