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Understanding consumer and clinician preferences and decision making for rehabilitation following arthroplasty in the private sector

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, June 2017
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Understanding consumer and clinician preferences and decision making for rehabilitation following arthroplasty in the private sector
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12913-017-2379-9
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Mark A. Buhagiar, Justine M. Naylor, Grahame Simpson, Ian A. Harris, Friedbert Kohler


To understand private consumer and clinician preferences towards different rehabilitation modes following knee or hip arthroplasty, and identify factors which influence the chosen rehabilitation pathway. Mixed methods cross-sectional study involving 95 semi-structured interviews of consumers (patients and carers) and clinicians (arthroplasty surgeons, physiotherapists and rehabilitation physicians) in Sydney, Australia, during 2014-2015. Participants were asked about the acceptability of different modes of rehabilitation provision, and factors influencing their chosen rehabilitation pathway. Interviews were in person or via the telephone. Qualitative analysis software was used to electronically manage qualitative data. An analytical approach guided data analysis. Pre-operative preferences strongly influenced the type of rehabilitation chosen by consumers. Key factors that influenced this were both intrinsic and extrinsic, including; the previous experience of self or known others, the perceived benefits of the chosen mode, a sense of entitlement, the role of orthopaedic surgeons and influence of patient preference, a patient's clinical status post-surgery, the private hospital business model and insurance provider involvement. The acceptability of rehabilitation modes varied between clinician groups. No one rehabilitation mode provided following arthroplasty is singularly preferred by stakeholders. Factors other than the belief that a particular mode was more effective than another appear to dominate the pathway followed by private arthroplasty consumers, indicating evidence-based policies around rehabilitation provision may have limited appeal in the private sector.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 69 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 14%
Other 5 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Student > Postgraduate 5 7%
Other 16 23%
Unknown 17 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 20%
Arts and Humanities 4 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 4%
Social Sciences 3 4%
Other 9 13%
Unknown 20 29%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 April 2021.
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