Journal article

Revision joint replacement surgeries of the hip and knee across geographic region and socioeconomic status in the western region of Victoria: a cross-sectional multilevel analysis of registry data

Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Sara Vogrin, Stephen Graves, Kara L Holloway-Kew, Richard S Page, M Amber Sajjad, Mark A Kotowicz, Patricia M Livingston, Mustafa Khasraw, Sharon Hakkennes, Trisha L Dunning, Susan Brumby, Alasdair G Sutherland, Jason Talevski, Darci Green, Thu-Lan Kelly, Lana J Williams, Julie A Pasco

BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Residents of rural and regional areas, compared to those in urban regions, are more likely to experience geographical difficulties in accessing healthcare, particularly specialist services. We investigated associations between region of residence, socioeconomic status (SES) and utilisation of all-cause revision hip replacement or revision knee replacement surgeries. METHODS: Conducted in western Victoria, Australia, as part of the Ageing, Chronic Disease and Injury study, data from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (2011-2013) for adults who underwent a revision hip replacement (n = 542; 54% female) or revision knee replacement (n = 353; 5..

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Grants

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


Awarded by NHMRC Public Health and Health Service Postgraduate Research Scholarship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Western Alliance Academic Health Science Centre, a partnership for research collaboration between Deakin University, Federation University and 11 health service providers operating across western Victoria. The funding body had no role in study design, data collection, analyses, interpretation or in writing the publication. SLB-O and LJW are each supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, of Australia) Career Development Fellowship (1107510, and 1064272, respectively), and JT is supported by a NHMRC Public Health and Health Service Postgraduate Research Scholarship (1151089). KLH-K is supported by an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from Deakin University, and MAS is supported by a Deakin University stipend via the IMPACT Strategic Research Centre.