Cost-outcome analysis of joint replacement: evidence from a Spanish public hospital.

  title={Cost-outcome analysis of joint replacement: evidence from a Spanish public hospital.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Luis Navarro Espigares and Elisa Hern{\'a}ndez Torres},
  journal={Gaceta sanitaria},
  volume={22 4},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Efficiency-based healthcare decision-making has been widely accepted for some time, with cost per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) as the main outcome measure. Nevertheless, for numerous medical procedures, little data are available on the cost per QALY gained. The aim of the present study was to calculate the cost per QALY gained with primary hip and knee replacement and to compare the result with the cost per QALY for other medical procedures, as well as with the… CONTINUE READING


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