Population requirement for primary hip-replacement surgery: a cross-sectional study.

  title={Population requirement for primary hip-replacement surgery: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Stephen J Frankel and Jenny Eachus and N G Pearson and Rosemary Greenwood and Philip S L Chan and T. J. Peters and Jason Donovan and George Davey Smith and P. A. Dieppe},
  volume={353 9161},
BACKGROUND There has been a long-standing failure in many countries to satisfy the demand for several elective surgical treatments, including total hip replacement. We set out to estimate the population requirement for primary total hip replacement in England. METHODS We undertook a cross-sectional study of a stratified random sample of 28,080 individuals aged 35 and over from 40 general practices in inner-city, urban, and rural areas of Avon and Somerset, UK. Prevalent disease was identified… CONTINUE READING

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