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GAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE
A Journal on Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2001 December;160(6):177-80
Audit of the Danish national hip arthroplasty register
Levi N., Gebuhr P.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Amager Hospital, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Background. The accuracy of data contained in the Danish hip arthroplasty register was compared with the case notes.
Methods. A total of 93 case notes were reviewed. The study was limited to the pertinent end-point for failure, i. e., revision. The follow-up time was 3 years. The 3-year revision rate was about 5.44 according to the Danish hip arthroplasty register.
Results. We found 2 additional failures giving a 7.5% revision rate. The error rate was therefore about 40%.
Conclusions. Further improvement of the Danish hip arthroplasty register seems necessary for its use as basis for reporting results.