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We have assessed the usefulness of a regional hip register in the assessment of the outcome of primary total hip replacement (THR). Over 97% of THRs performed in the Trent region in 1990 were captured onto the register and the inaccuracies recorded were less than 1.8%. In an independent assessment of 2111 patients five years after THR, 85.9% of those available for assessment responded, and 66.8% agreed to an assessment. The cost of this independent assessment at five years, utilising a regional hip register, was approximately £50 per implant. This is a reasonable outlay to identify problems early. Some form of registration and outcome assessment should be performed on a national level.
Author(s): Fender D, Harpet WM, Gregg PJ
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Print publication date: 01/01/2000
ISSN (print): 0301-620X
ISSN (electronic): 2044-5377
Publisher: British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery
PubMed id: 11041579
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