Cost burden of hip and knee replacements in Ohio: Estimates from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2000

Sunny H Kim, Suzanne Koebel, Rosemary Duffy

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Abstract

This study estimated the number of arthritis-related hip/knee replacements performed in the nation as well as in Ohio. These estimates were then used to calculate the economic burden associated with arthritis-related surgeries. The National Hospital Discharge Survey in 2000 and the 2000 U.S. Census were utilized to estimate the number and cost of hip/knee replacements performed. In the United States, approximately $9.9 billion was spent on 439,833 hip/knee replacement surgeries in the year 2000. In Ohio, approximately $420 million was spent for 18,731 hip/knee replacement surgeries. The true cost of arthritis in terms of joint replacement is estimated to be much higher if preoperative and postoperative care is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-25
Number of pages4
JournalManaged Care Interface
Volume17
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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