Comorbidities and the referral pathway to access joint replacement surgery: an exploratory qualitative study

Comorbidities and the referral pathway to access joint replacement surgery: an exploratory qualitative study

Variation in access to joint replacement surgery has been widely reported but less attention has been given to the impact of comorbidities on the patient journey to joint replacement surgery. There is a lack of consensus amongst healthcare professionals and commissioners about how patients with comorbidities should be referred or selected for joint replacement surgery. It is therefore important to understand the views of healthcare professionals on the management, referral and selection of patients with comorbidities for joint replacement surgery.

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