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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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Are progressive shoulder exercises feasible in patients with glenohumeral osteoarthritis or rotator cuff tear arthropathy?
Larsen JB, Østergaard HK, Thillemann TM, Falstie-Jensen T, Reimer LCU, Noe S, Jensen SL, Mechlenburg I.
Effects of Resistance Training Prior to Total Hip or Knee Replacement on Post-operative Recovery in Functional Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Jørgensen SL, Kierkegaard S, Bohn MB, Aagaard P, Mechlenburg I.
Feasibility and acceptability of a six-month exercise and patient education intervention for patients with hip dysplasia: A mixed methods study.
Jacobsen JS, Thorborg K, Sørensen D, Jakobsen SS, Nielsen RO, Oestergaard LG, Søballe K, Mechlenburg I.
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