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Total hip replacement not just for Christmas

Total hip replacement not just for Christmas The decision to offer joint replacement surgery should be viewed as entering into a longterm relationship rather than a brief encounter. The rise of consumerism allied to the expansion of general practitioner fundholding and implementation of the Patients' Charter has resulted in increased pressures on outpatient clinics, and the interface between primary and secondary care is central to the development of the NHS. The NHS reforms have produced guidelines on waiting times for outpatient attendances and operations, with the emphasis on a consultantbased service. There are, however, no such guidelines for postoperative followup. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Clinical Effectiveness Emerald Publishing

Total hip replacement not just for Christmas

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1361-5874
DOI
10.1108/eb020862
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Abstract

The decision to offer joint replacement surgery should be viewed as entering into a longterm relationship rather than a brief encounter. The rise of consumerism allied to the expansion of general practitioner fundholding and implementation of the Patients' Charter has resulted in increased pressures on outpatient clinics, and the interface between primary and secondary care is central to the development of the NHS. The NHS reforms have produced guidelines on waiting times for outpatient attendances and operations, with the emphasis on a consultantbased service. There are, however, no such guidelines for postoperative followup.

Journal

Journal of Clinical EffectivenessEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1997

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