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JAMA Editorial Suggests TJR Cost Savings

An article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s (JAMA) Viewpoint section, “Hip and Knee Replacements: A Neglected Potential Savings Opportunity,” suggests that “overutilization and overpricing of hip and knee replacements” need to be addressed by the U.S. health care system. HealthCareDive cites other studies that have examined costs, bundles and patient education as other ways to lower the costs associated with total joint replacement. Full story.

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