Journal article

Few geographic and socioeconomic variations exist in primary total shoulder arthroplasty: a multi-level study of Australian registry data

Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Richard S Page, Stephen E Lane, Michelle Lorimer, Rachelle Buchbinder, Richard H Osborne, Julie A Pasco, Anita Wluka, Kerrie M Sanders, Peter R Ebeling, Stephen E Graves

BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS | BMC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Associations between socioeconomic position (SEP) and the uptake of primary total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) is not well understood in the Australian population, thus potentially limiting equitable allocation of healthcare resources. We used the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOA NJRR) to examine whether geographic or socioeconomic variations exist in TSA performed for a diagnosis of osteoarthritis 2007-11 for all Australians aged ≥40 years. METHODS: Primary anatomical and reverse TSA data were extracted from the AOA NJRR which captures >99 % of all TSA nationally. Residential addresses were cross-referenced to Australian Bureau of Statis..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Award


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by a Grant in Aid from Arthritis Australia (Zimmer Australia) and the Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust. SLB-O was supported by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia Career Development Fellowship (1107510, 2016-19) and an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2015). AEW was the recipient of NHMRC Career Development Award (1063574). RHO is a recipient of a NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (1059122). RB is supported in part by a NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (606439).