Centre For Research Excellence In Total Joint Replacement Optimising Outcomes, Equity, Cost Effectiveness And Patient Selection (Opus)
Grant number: 1116325 | Funding period: 2016 - 2021
Joint replacement surgery is one of the most successful surgeries performed in Australia and globally. With an ageing population, demand for this procedure will increase dramatically, placing burden on a constrained health system. This Centre targets the journey of patients undergoing joint replacement surgery, seeking to optimise patient safety and outcomes, in addition to improving efficiencies and equitablity of this important surgical procedure.
Related publications (24)
What Influences Patient Satisfaction after TKA? A Qualitative Investigation.
Nardia-Rose Klem, Anne Smith, Peter O'Sullivan, Michelle M Dowsey, Robert Schütze, Peter Kent, Peter F Choong, Samantha Bunzli
BACKGROUND: Patient satisfaction is a common measure of the success of an orthopaedic intervention. However, there is poor underst..
Risk Factors for Chronic Opioid Use Following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Evidence from New Zealand Population Data.
Yana Pryymachenko, Ross A Wilson, J Haxby Abbott, Michelle M Dowsey, Peter FM Choong
BACKGROUND: Patients awaiting total joint arthroplasty (TJA) have high rates of opioid use, and many continue to use opioid medica..
Misconceived expectations: Patient reflections on the total knee replacement journey
Samantha Bunzli, Penny O'Brien, Nardia Klem, Ian Incoll, Jasvinder Singh, Myles Davaris, Peter Choong, Michelle Dowsey
INTRODUCTION: Fifty per cent of patients consent for total knee replacement (TKR) with unrealistic expectations about what it invo..
Exploring the Impact of Quality of Life on Survival: A Case Study in Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Michelle Tew, Kim Dalziel, Michelle Dowsey, Peter F Choong, Philip Clarke
Background. There is growing evidence that quality of life (QoL) has a strong association with mortality. However, incorporation o..
In pursuit of enhanced recovery after total joint replacement: a narrative review of drivers of length of stay
Siddharth Rele, Michelle M Dowsey, Peter FM Choong
A continual increase in the prevalence of osteoarthritis drives growing demand for total joint arthroplasty. So far, a decrease in..
Satisfaction after total knee replacement for osteoarthritis is usually high, but what are we measuring? A systematic review
Nardia-Rose Klem, Peter Kent, Anne Smith, Michelle Dowsey, Robyn Fary, Rob Schütze, Peter O'Sullivan, Peter Choong, Samantha Bunzli
Objective: Patient satisfaction is considered an important outcome measure after total knee replacement, but the construct is comp..
Patient-related risk factors for unplanned 30-day readmission following total knee arthroplasty: a narrative literature review
Daniel Gould, Michelle Dowsey, Imkyeong Jo, Peter Choong
Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition as well as a growing global health problem, and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an eff..
Co-Morbidities and Sex Differences in Long-Term Quality-of-Life Outcomes among Patients with and without Diabetes after Total Knee Replacement: Five-Year Data from Registry Study
Michelle Tew, Michelle M Dowsey, Annabelle Choong, Peter F Choong, Philip Clarke
Improved understanding of quality-of-life (QoL) outcomes can provide valuable information on intervention effectiveness and guide ..
The Surgeon's Role in the Opioid Crisis: A Narrative Review and Call to Action
Cade Shadbolt, J Haxby Abbott, Ximena Camacho, Philip Clarke, L Stefan Lohmander, Tim Spelman, Eric C Sun, Jonas B Thorlund, Yuting Zhang, Michelle M Dowsey, Peter FM Choong
Over the past two decades, there has been a sharp rise in the use of prescription opioids. In several countries, most notably the ..
Opioid use prior to elective surgery is strongly associated with persistent use following surgery: an analysis of 14 354 Medicare patients
Max Catchpool, Josh Knight, Jesse T Young, Philip Clarke, Michael J Barrington, Peter FM Choong, Michelle M Dowsey
BACKGROUND: Persistent opioid use following total joint replacement (TJR) surgery is common; however, the association between pre-..
Misconceptions and the Acceptance of Evidence-based Nonsurgical Interventions for Knee Osteoarthritis. A Qualitative Study
Samantha Bunzli, Penny O'Brien, Darshini Ayton, Michelle Dowsey, Jane Gunn, Peter Choong, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis
BACKGROUND: In contrast to best practice guidelines for knee osteoarthritis (OA), findings from several different healthcare setti..
What are the patient factors that impact on decisions to progress to total knee replacement? A qualitative study involving patients with knee osteoarthritis
Penny O'Brien, Samantha Bunzli, Darshini Ayton, Michelle M Dowsey, Jane Gunn, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis
OBJECTIVES: General practitioners (GPs) are often the first health professionals to assess patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Desp..