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MOBILE and the provision of total joint replacement

Dieppe, Paul and Dixon, D. and Horwood, J. and Pollard, B. and Johnston, M. (2008) MOBILE and the provision of total joint replacement. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 13 (S3). pp. 47-56. ISSN 1355-8196

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Abstract

Modern joint replacements have been available for 45 years, but we still do not have clear indications for these interventions, and we do not know how to optimize the outcome for patients who agree to have them done. The MOBILE programme has been investigating these issues in relation to primary total hip and knee joint replacements, using mixed methods research.