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White Paper on Joint Replacement

Status of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Care in Germany

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  • Information on indications, procedures, health economic aspects
  • Current situation from an expert perspective with contributions from renowned experts
  • Open Access Publication
  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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White Paper on Joint Replacement

This White Paper details the status of hip and knee arthroplasty care in Germany. Hip and knee replacements are amongst the most frequently performed procedures and usually become necessarily due to age-related wear of the joint, osteoarthritis and fractures of the femoral neck. In light of demographic change, demands with regard to standards of care and the procedures are likely to rise.

Contents

•             This White Paper contains information on indications, procedures, health economic aspects and the healthcare system stakeholders involved.

•             It portrays current developments with regard to the prevalence of hip and knee arthroplasty, the healthcare situation and quality of care within the chain of medical care.

•             This book is complemented by a chapter assessing the current situation from anexpert perspective with contributions from renowned experts in the fields of science, medical technology and medical practice.

This book addresses people involved in shaping and representing the healthcare system from a variety of fields including medical professions, health insurances and health sciences as well as journalists and patient representatives.







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Table of contents (6 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • IGES Institut GmbH, Berlin, Germany

    Hans-Holger Bleß, Miriam Kip

About the editors

Hans-Holger Bleß, IGES-Institut GmbH, Friedrichstraße 180, 10117 Berlin
Dr. med. Miriam Kip, IGES-Institut GmbH, Friedrichstraße 180, 10117 Berlin


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: White Paper on Joint Replacement

  • Book Subtitle: Status of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Care in Germany

  • Editors: Hans-Holger Bleß, Miriam Kip

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-55918-5

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-55917-8Published: 10 November 2017

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-662-55918-5Published: 03 November 2017

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 135

  • Number of Illustrations: 46 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Orthopedics, Surgery

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