Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Nov-Dec;27(6):1587-98. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.27.6.1587.

Hip and knee implants: current trends and policy considerations.

Author information

  • 1School of Health Management and Policy, Arizona State University, in Tempe, USA.

Abstract

This paper constitutes an analysis of the issues, relationships, emerging hospital strategies, and policy needs surrounding hip and knee implants. Demand for hip and knee replacements is rising annually, and growth is expected to be substantial. Costs are high, reaching $11 billion for hospitals in 2004 and $5 billion for Medicare in 2006. Relationships among stakeholders add complexity. Case studies reveal emerging strategies by hospitals for management of implants. Policy considerations include development of a national council for data and technology assessment, a national joint registry, price transparency, and incentives.

Comment in

  • Hip and knee implants in Bulgaria. [Health Aff (Millwood). 2009]
PMID:
18997215
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk