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Study finds sizeable underutilization of hip and knee replacement procedures

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The Duke University study is funded by a grant from InHealth: The Institute for Health Technology Studies, a nonprofit research and education organization whose mission is to examine the role, impact and value of medical technology, thereby enhancing a climate of health care innovation for public benefit.

"Clearly, there is a need for more evidence-based research on the impact of knee and hip replacements on the health and quality of life of patients," said Martyn Howgill, executive director of InHealth. "We fund grants like this to provide information and insights to patients, caregivers and health policy makers so that they can make informed decisions."


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2-Jun-2006


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