Impact of total knee replacement practice: cost effectiveness analysis of data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.

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Objectives To evaluate the impact of total knee replacement on quality of life in people with knee osteoarthritis and to estimate associated differences in lifetime costs and quality adjusted life years (QALYs) according to use by level of symptoms.Design Marginal structural modeling and cost effectiveness analysis based on lifetime predictions for total… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.j1131

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