Journal article

Population growth, ageing and obesity do not sufficiently explain the increased utilization of total knee replacement in Australia

Jason Trieu, Michelle M Dowsey, Chris Schilling, Tim Spelman, Peter F Choong

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The utilization of total knee replacement (TKR) has increased significantly. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of changes in population demography (population growth, ageing and gender) and body mass indices (BMIs) on the additional volume of knee replacement surgery undertaken in Australia. METHODS: Using national data, we compared estimates based on changes in population demography and BMIs to the reported increase in TKR between 2007 and 2017. The costs of additional surgery were estimated using the National Hospital Cost Data Collection. RESULTS: An additional 25 814 TKRs were performed in 2017 compared to 2007. Contributions from population growth, ageing ..

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Grants

Awarded by University of Melbourne Research Training Program Scholarship


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

JT is a recipient of the University of Melbourne Research Training Program Scholarship (APP1116325). MMD is a recipient of the NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (APP1122526). TS is a recipient of the NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (APP1130685). PFC is a recipient of the NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (APP1154203).