Arthroplasty register for Germany

Vitali Gorenoi, Matthias P. Schönermark & Anja Hagen
Scientific background The annual number of joint replacement operations in Germany is high. The introduction of an arthroplasty register promises an important contribution to the improvement of the quality of patient’s care. Research questions The presented report addresses the questions on organization and functioning, benefits and cost-benefits as well as on legal, ethical and social aspects of the arthroplasty registers. Methods A systematic literature search was conducted in September 2008 in the medical databases MEDLINE,...