The Financial Impact of Joint Registries in Identifying Poorly Performing Implants
Journal of Arthroplasty, 06/12/2012
Luo R et al. – The authors predict that 25.8% fewer revision procedures would be needed, ranging from 7% in unicompartmental knee replacement to 47% in total hip arthroplasty. This change in practice is expected to save 10.2% of direct costs, corresponding to $14 million over a 5–year period.