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Longitudinal study of use and cost of subacromial decompression surgery: the need for effective evaluation of surgical procedures to prevent overtreatment and wasted resources

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OBJECTIVES:To illustrate the need for better evaluation of surgical procedures, we investigated the use and cost of subacromial decompression in England over the last decade compared with other countries and explored how this related to the conduct and outcomes of randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trials. DESIGN:Longitudinal observational study using Hospital Episode Statistics linked to Payment by Results tariffs in England, 2007/2008 to 2016/2017. SETTING:Hospital care in England; Fin...

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Peer reviewed

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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1199-8668
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MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Sub department:
Botnar Research Centre
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-7884-6389
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Medical Research Council
Grant:
MR/J006815/1
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
BMJ open More from this journal
Volume:
9
Issue:
8
Article number:
e030229
Publication date:
2019-08-28
Acceptance date:
2019-07-25
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EISSN:
2044-6055
Pmid:
31467054
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1049467
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pubs:1049467
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2020-03-24

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