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Need for a national arthroplasty register

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7063.1007b (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1007

Funding is important

  1. D Fender, Orthopaedic research fellow,
  2. W M Harper, Member of steering group, national total hip replacement audit project,
  3. P J Gregg, Chairman, national total hip replacement audit project
  1. Trent Regional Arthroplasty Study, University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Glenfield Hospital NHS Trust, Leicester LE3 9QP

    EDITOR,—Several points arise from David H Sochart and colleagues' editorial outlining the need for a national arthroplasty register.1 The authors are correct in stating that there is a regional register of hip and knee arthroplasties in Trent, funded by the region; as this has been functioning since 1990 and has funding from the Department of Health to assess the five year outcome of the 1990 cohort of primary total hip replacements, however, we would not term it a pilot study. Also, we were …

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