Journal article

Cross-sectional analysis of association between socioeconomic status and utilization of primary total hip joint replacements 2006-7: Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry

Sharon L Brennan, Tyman Stanford, Anita Wluka, Margaret J Henry, Richard S Page, Stephen E Graves, Mark A Kotowicz, Geoffrey C Nicholson, Julie A Pasco

BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS | BMC | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The utilization of total hip replacement (THR) surgery is rapidly increasing, however few data examine whether these procedures are associated with socioeconomic status (SES) within Australia. This study examined primary THR across SES for both genders for the Barwon Statistical Division (BSD) of Victoria, Australia. METHODS: Using the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry data for 2006-7, primary THR with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) among residents of the BSD was ascertained. The Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage was used to measure SES; determined by matching residential addresses with Australian Bureau of Statistics census dat..

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Grants

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


Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Award


Funding Acknowledgements

SLB was supported by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (of Australia) PhD Scholarship (#519404, 2010), and NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (#1012472, 2011). AE Wluka is the recipient of NHMRC Career Development Award (545876). We would like to thank Ann Tomkins, and the AOANJRR team for providing access to these data.