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Impact of Hospital Volume on the Economic Value of Computer Navigation for Total Knee Replacement

By James D. Slover, Anna N.A. Tosteson, Kevin J. Bozic, Harry E. Rubash and Henrik Malchau

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Background: An aim of the use of computer navigation is to reduce rates of revisions of total knee replacements by improving the alignment achieved at the surgery. However, the decision to adopt this technology may be difficult for some centers, especially low-volume centers, where the cost of purchasing this equipment may be high. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of hospital volume on the cost-effectiveness of this new technology in order to determine its feasibility and the level of evidence that should be sought prior to its adoption

Topics: Scientific Articles
Publisher: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2657305
Provided by: PubMed Central
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