AIMS: To investigate the factors, including size of organisation, associated with job loss in patients awaiting surgery to the hip or knee joint. METHODS: A questionnaire was mailed to 498 consecutive patients of working age listed at a district general hospital for major joint replacement, knee arthroscopy, or periacetabular osteotomy. Questions were asked about level of physical disability, duration of symptoms, employment circumstances at the time the joint problem began, and job changes s...Expand abstract
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Employment characteristics and job loss in patients awaiting surgery on the hip or knee.
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