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Modeling the need for hip and knee replacement surgery. Part 1. A two-stage cross-cohort approach.

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OBJECTIVE: To explore inequalities in the need for hip/knee replacement surgery using a 2-stage cross-cohort approach. METHODS: In the first stage, a small-area population-based survey, the Somerset and Avon Survey of Health, was used to provide a high-quality measure of need for hip/knee replacement using the New Zealand (NZ) score. Receiver operating characteristic curve analyses were used to validate a simplified NZ score, excluding information from clinical examination. In the second stag...

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Publisher copy:
10.1002/art.24892
Journal:
Arthritis and rheumatism More from this journal
Volume:
61
Issue:
12
Pages:
1657-1666
Publication date:
2009-12-01
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EISSN:
1529-0131
ISSN:
0004-3591

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