[Impact of a prioritization system for patients on waiting list for hip and knee arthroplasties and cataract surgery]

Tebe C, Adam P, Alomar S, Espallargues M
Record ID 32011001419
Authors' objectives:

The Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research (before the Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research) has developed two scoring systems for prioritizing the waiting list for cataract surgery and hip and knee arthroplasties. The aim of the study is to evaluate the impact of applying the prioritization system for cataract surgery and hip and knee arthroplasties in the healthcare system.

Authors' recommendations: The study concludes that the system of prioritization has not been implemented. Compliance is remarkable for hip and knee arthroplasty. In spite of its impact on the order of intervention appears to not differ from a first in first out (FIFO) system. Nevertheless in some centers a moderate correlation between the priority score and both the waiting time and the intervention order was identified.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
  • Patient Selection
  • Spain
  • Waiting Lists
Organisation Name: Agencia de Qualitat i Avaluacio Sanitries de Catalunya
Contact Address: Antoni Parada, CAHTA, Roc Boronat, 81-95 (2nd floor), 08005 Barcelona, Spain, Tel. +34 935 513 928, Fax: +34 935 517 510
Contact Name: direccio@aatrm.catsalut.net / aparada@aatrm.catsalut.net
Contact Email: direccio@aatrm.catsalut.net / aparada@aatrm.catsalut.net
Copyright: Catalan Agency for Health Information, Assessment and Quality (CAHIAQ)
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