Determinants of patient and surgeon perspectives on maximum acceptable waiting times for hip and knee arthroplasty.

@article{ConnerSpady2005DeterminantsOP,
  title={Determinants of patient and surgeon perspectives on maximum acceptable waiting times for hip and knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Barbara L. Conner-Spady and Angela Estey and Gordon Arnett and Kathleen Ness and John J McGurran and Robert H. Jeffrey Jeffrey Company Martin L. Leibowitz TIA Bear and Tom Noseworthy},
  journal={Journal of health services research & policy},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={84-90}
}
OBJECTIVES Lengthy waiting times for hip and knee arthroplasty have raised concerns about equitable and timely access to care. The Western Canada Waiting List project has developed priority criteria scores linked to maximum acceptable waiting times (MAWT) for different levels of priority. Our study purpose was to assess the determinants of patient- and surgeon-rated MAWT, and to test whether the anticipated waiting time has an independent influence after adjusting for age, sex and patient… CONTINUE READING
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