Unmet needs and waiting list prioritization for knee arthroplasty.

@article{Comas2010UnmetNA,
  title={Unmet needs and waiting list prioritization for knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Merc{\`e} Comas and Rub{\'e}n Rom{\'a}n and Jos{\'e} M Quintana and Xavier Castells},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2010},
  volume={468 3},
  pages={789-97}
}
BACKGROUND There is a high volume of unmet needs for knee arthroplasty in the population despite the increase in surgery rates. Given the long waiting times to have a knee arthroplasty, some governments have proposed prioritization systems for patients on waiting lists based on their level of need. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We therefore estimated the needs and demand of knee arthroplasty in four regions of Spain during a 5-year period. METHODS We developed a discrete event simulation model to… CONTINUE READING

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