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Efficiency and Economics in Joint Arthroplasty
W. Norman Scott, MD1; Robert E. BoothJr., MD2; David F. Dalury, MD3; William L. Healy, MD4; Jess H. Lonner, MD5
1 Insall Scott Kelly Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, 210 East 64th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10065
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital, 800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. E-mail address: devold@pahosp.com
3 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, 4940 Eastern Avenue #A672, Baltimore, MD 21224. E-mail address: ehenze1@jhmi.edu
4 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lahey Clinic, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805
5 Booth, Bartolozzi, Balderston Orthopaedics, Pennsylvania Hospital, 800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. E-mail address: lonnerj@pahosp.com
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Disclosure: The author did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of his research for or preparation of this work. The author, or a member of his immediate family, received, in any one year, payments or other benefits in excess of $10,000 or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity (Zimmer).

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2009 Aug 01;91(Supplement 5):33-36. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.I.00365
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Abstract

Learning Objectives

  • Understand ways in which to build efficient and economic surgical teams to effectively deliver high-quality care in an ever-demanding environment

  • Understand the economic barriers to providing high-quality care in a financially constrained health-care environment and ways in which to balance cost, implant utilization, and the interests of everyone involved in the delivery of health care

  • Discuss the utility of outcomes measurements in knee arthroplasty

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