The hospital cost of total knee arthroplasty at the Lahey Clinic was evaluated by a comparison of the data for twenty-eight patients who had had the operation in 1983 with the data for forty-two patients who had had the same operation in 1991.
The hospital bills were analyzed for each patient.
Each hospital charge was converted to cost with the use of government-mandated hospital-specific cost-to-charge ratios.
The average actual hospital cost for total knee arthroplasty increased 17 per cent, from $10,122 in 1983 to $11,826 in 1991.
However, in inflation-adjusted dollars, the hospital cost for total knee arthroplasty decreased 15 per cent during this period.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prothèse, Total, Genou, Plastie, Homme, Hôpital, Coût, Hospitalisation, Matériel technique, 1983, 1991, Etude comparative, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Economie santé, Chirurgie orthopédique, Articulation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prosthesis, Total, Knee, Plasty, Human, Hospital, Costs, Hospitalization, Technical equipment, 1991, Comparative study, United States, North America, America, Health economy, Orthopedic surgery, Joint
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Code Inist : 002B25I. Création : 199501.