Current Status of Cost Utility Analyses in Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
Health Care Costs
Over the past 15 years, there has been a major increase in the volume of cost utility analyses published in total hip and knee arthroplasty. The quality of cost utility analyses published during that period is good. As increasing attention is paid to value in US health care, more attention should be paid to understanding the cost utility of TJA compared with nonoperative treatment modalities. Future studies may also look to incorporate patient willingness to pay.