Impact of the economic downturn on total joint replacement demand in the United States: updated projections to 2021.

@article{Kurtz2014ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the economic downturn on total joint replacement demand in the United States: updated projections to 2021.},
  author={Steven M Kurtz and Kevin L. Ong and Edmund C. Lau and Kevin John Bozic},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2014},
  volume={96 8},
  pages={624-30}
}
BACKGROUND Few studies have explored the role of the National Health Expenditure and macroeconomics on the utilization of total joint replacement. The economic downturn has raised questions about the sustainability of growth for total joint replacement in the future. Previous projections of total joint replacement demand in the United States were based on data up to 2003 using a statistical methodology that neglected macroeconomic factors, such as the National Health Expenditure. METHODS Data… CONTINUE READING
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