Cost-DALY comparison of hip replacement care in 12 Belgian hospitals

Last updated on 15-12-2021 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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BACKGROUND: In view of the expected increase in expenditure on hip replacement treatment in Belgium, the complication rate and potential waste reduction, as estimated by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, we are not yet in a position to assess the efficiency of hip replacement treatment in Belgian hospitals. This objective study uses a cost-disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) ratio to propose a comparison of hip replacement surgery among 12 Belgian hospitals. METHODS: Our study seeks to innovate by proposing an interhospital comparison that simultaneously integ…

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