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Health Economic Research

The Orthopaedic Surgical Research Group do health economic analyses of the consequences of changing procedures for orthopaedic surgical patients.

The group commands specialist expertise within cost-of-illness, cost-effectiveness, cost-utility and cost-benefit analyses. Furthermore, the group demands software for decision analysis by means of decision trees or Markov models.

Currently, the group is doing cost-efficacy and cost-effectiveness analyses of the introduction of new post-surgical rehabilitation procedures for patients who have undergone hip or knee ímplant operation.

The health economic analyses are made in a society economic and a class economic perspektive. This is particularly relevant because the Danish health services are split into a primary and a secondary sector. This makes it necessary to examine wheter it is optimal for society to introduce accelerated patient courses. A quick discharge of the patient can be of benefit to the hospital but may be a strain on the patient or the municipality. It is also interesting to know whether a post-surgical effort before a hip or knee replacement is of benefit to the patient and/or the hospital and whether the hospital or the municipality should pay for the new costs.

 
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Publikationer
Reliability of the Danish version of the short questionnaire to assess health-enhancing physical activity (SQUASH).
Sørensen L, Mikkelsen LR, Jacobsen JS, Tjur M, Mechlenburg I.
The Association Between Weight Loss and Quality of Life 1 and 5 Years After Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in Danish Bariatric Patients.
Gustafson MB, El-Jashi R, Birn I, Mechlenburg I, Larsen JF
Patient-reported quality of life and hip function after 2-stage revision of chronic periprosthetic hip joint infection: a cross-sectional study.
Poulsen NR, Mechlenburg I, Søballe K, Lange J.
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