Journal article

Declining early mortality after hip and knee arthroplasty

Ian A Harris, Alesha Hatton, Richard de Steiger, Peter Lewis, Stephen Graves

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: We aimed to measure the period effect (change over time) in 30-day mortality after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using data from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry. METHODS: We performed an observational study using national registry data from all hospitals performing THA and TKA in Australia including people undergoing primary elective conventional THA and TKA for osteoarthritis from 2003 to 2017, inclusive. Data from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry, the National Death Index and the Australian Bureau of Statistics were used to generate unadjusted 30-day mortality, ..

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