The value of short and simple measures to assess outcomes for patients of total hip replacement surgery.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the performance of a patient assessed outcome measure, the Oxford Hip Score, in a national study of primary hip replacement surgery. DESIGN: A survey of patients' health status before undergoing primary hip replacement surgery and three months and one year after surgery. SETTING: 143 hospitals in three NHS English regions. PATIENTS: 7151 patients admitted for primary total hip replacement surgery over a period of 13 months from September 1996. MAIN MEASURES: For patien...Expand abstract
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