Cost-utility analyses in orthopaedic surgery.

  title={Cost-utility analyses in orthopaedic surgery.},
  author={Carmen Alisa Brauer and Allison B. Rosen and Natalia Olchanski and Peter J Neumann},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={87 6},
BACKGROUND The rising cost of health care has increased the need for the orthopaedic community to understand and apply economic evaluations. We critically reviewed the literature on orthopaedic cost-utility analysis to determine which subspecialty areas are represented, the cost-utility ratios that have been utilized, and the quality of the present literature. METHODS We searched the English-language medical literature published between 1976 and 2001 for orthopaedic-related cost-utility… CONTINUE READING

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