Letters Access to artificial hips

Is still inequitable

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5015 (Published 15 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5015
  1. Veena S Raleigh, senior fellow, policy1,
  2. Francesca Frosini1,
  3. John Appleby, chief economist, health policy1,
  4. Haiyan Gao
  1. 1King’s Fund, London W1G 0AN
  1. v.raleigh{at}kingsfund.org.uk

    Judge and colleagues report that access to joint surgery in England in 2002 was inequitable, with poorer access relative to need for selected sociodemographic groups.1 We analysed age and sex standardised primary hip and knee replacement rates in England by primary care trust using hospital episode statistics for 2009-10. We examined the relation …

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