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Geographical variation in the provision of elective primary hip and knee replacement: the role of socio-demographic, hospital and distance variables.

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BACKGROUND: To explore inequalities in the provision of hip/knee replacement surgery and produce small-area estimates of provision to inform local health planning. METHODS: Hospital Episode Statistics were used to explore inequalities in the provision of primary hip/knee operations in English NHS hospitals in 2002. Multilevel Poisson regression modelling was used to estimate rates of surgical provision by socio-demographic, hospital and distance variables. GIS software was used to estimate ro...

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Publisher copy:
10.1093/pubmed/fdp061
Journal:
Journal of public health (Oxford, England) More from this journal
Volume:
31
Issue:
3
Pages:
413-422
Publication date:
2009-09-01
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EISSN:
1741-3850
ISSN:
1741-3842

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