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New Zealand Priority Score for Major Joint Replacement

Purpose:

To determine the clinical score used to prioritize major joint replacement surgery in New Zealand in 1997.

Specialty:

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Objective:

selection

ICD-10:

M15-M19

Description:

A clinical score is used to prioritize major joint replacement for patients in New Zealand. This is hoped to achieve better care and accountability in a publicly funded health care system.

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