Can J Surg 2021 Apr 28;64(3):E253-E264. Epub 2021 Apr 28.
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Program, Western University, London, Ont. (Lebedeva); School of Physical Therapy, Western University, London, Ont. (Churchill, Marsh, Bryant); Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, London, Ont. (Churchill, Giffin); Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ont. (MacDonald, Giffin); University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ont. (MacDonald); Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont. (Bryant).
Background: The escalating socioeconomic burden of knee osteoarthritis (OA) underscores the need for innovative strategies to reduce wait times for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this study was to evaluate resource use, costs and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) across the continuum of care for patients with knee OA.
Methods: This was a prospective study of 383 patients recruited from a high-volume teaching hospital at different stages of care (referral, consultation and presurgery). Read More