Economic evaluation of arthroplasty choice for femoral neck fractures

O'Gorman, Patricia M. (2016) Economic evaluation of arthroplasty choice for femoral neck fractures. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis examined the cost-effectiveness of different types of arthroplasty and fixation methods used to treat femoral neck fractures in the Australian health system. Using a decision analytic model, the study measured the costs and health outcomes associated with different treatment options to determine which prostheses led to cost-effective care. Cemented fixation of prostheses was found to be more cost-effective than uncemented fixation. The cost-effectiveness of different arthroplasties varied with age and whether QALYs or revision surgeries were the health outcome assessed. The results support recommendations that cemented prostheses be used for femoral neck fractures. Further research into defining population groups, collecting preference based values of health states and costs would be beneficial to inform further research into this area.

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ID Code: 98419
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Graves, Nicholas & Crawford, Ross
Keywords: arthroplasty, health economics, cost-effectiveness, femoral neck fracture, neck of femur fracture, health outcomes, QALY, hip fractures
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2016 04:14
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2016 04:14

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