Prospective study of elderly people comparing treatments following first primary care consultation for a symptomatic hip or knee.

@article{Linsell2005ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective study of elderly people comparing treatments following first primary care consultation for a symptomatic hip or knee.},
  author={Louise Linsell and Jill Dawson and Krina Zondervan and Tony Randall and Peter Rose and Andrew Carr and Ray Fitzpatrick},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={118-25}
}
BACKGROUND Symptomatic knee problems in elderly people are considerably more common than hip problems, yet far more hips are replaced. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate whether systematic differences occur in early primary care management of elderly patients who first consult with hip versus knee symptoms. METHODS A prospective analysis was carried out of anonymized records in the MediPlus general practice database. This was a 3 year (1996-1998) prospective study of 310… CONTINUE READING

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