Health Technology Assessment of Hip Arthroplasty in Europe

  • Wolfhart Puhl
  • Klaus-Peter Günther
  • Paul Dieppe
  • Karsten E. Dreinhöfer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Health Technology Assessment of Hip Arthroplasty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Karsten Dreinhöfer, Klaus-Peter Günther, Paul Dieppe, Wolfhart Puhl
      Pages 1-2
    3. H. Merx, P. Schräder, T. Stürmer, K. Dreinhöfer, W. Puhl, K.-P. Günther et al.
      Pages 5-19
    4. K. Dreinhöfer, D. Ziegler, G. Röderer, D. Dornacher, H. Reichel
      Pages 33-45
    5. M. Flören, P. Dieppe, O. Johnell, K. Dreinhöfer
      Pages 47-52
  3. Indication for Hip Replacement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. J. Williams
      Pages 55-61
    3. G. Woolhead, C. Sanders, P. Dieppe
      Pages 69-75
  4. Outcome Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. A. Nilsdotter
      Pages 91-96
    3. M. Krismer
      Pages 97-101
    4. U. Schütz, K. Dreinhöfer
      Pages 103-123
    5. T. Kohlmann
      Pages 125-131
    6. K. Dreinhöfer, A. Cieza, G. Stucki
      Pages 133-143
    7. Karsten Dreinhöfer, Paul Dieppe, Wolfhart Puhl
      Pages 145-146
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 147-149

About this book


Most developed countries are struggling to finance first-class health care for everyone in their community, leading to renewed emphasis on appropriate and equitable provision of health care, placing interventions that are both high in volume and expense under the microscope. This book provides readers with an understanding of the key issues that dictate the provision of total hip replacement, one of the most cost-effective procedures available within health care. A highlight of the book is its multinational and multidisciplinary approach presenting perspectives from public health, individual patients and doctors, economists and health care purchasers and managers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfhart Puhl
  • Klaus-Peter Günther
  • Paul Dieppe
  • Karsten E. Dreinhöfer

There are no affiliations available

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-74133-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-74137-4
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