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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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Does pain and hip function improve 2 years after reverse periacetabular osteotomy? A follow-up study of 74 patients.
Bræmer CN, Langberg SA, Jakobsen SS, Jakobsen SR, Aleixo H, Søballe K, Mechlenburg I.
Hip muscle and joint contact forces before, 6 and 12 months after minimally invasive periacetabular osteotomy.
Sørensen H, Skalshøi O, Nielsen DB, Jacobsen JS, Søballe K, Mechlenburg I.
Pain is frequent in children with cerebral palsy and negatively affects physical activity and participation
Østergaard CS, Pedersen NSA, Thomasen A, Mechlenburg I, Nordbye-Nielsen K.
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