24 Jul Review of arthroscopic hip procedures (2015)
The Department of Health engaged HealthConsult to undertake an evidence-based review of arthroscopic hip procedures to ensure that the services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) reflect contemporary evidence, improve health outcomes for patients and represent value for money. The review was commissioned as part of the Comprehensive Management Framework for the MBS. The project involved consultation with clinical experts, development of a research protocol, an analysis of data from Medicare Australia and the National Admitted Patient Care Database, a guideline concordance analysis, a systematic review of the clinical and economic evidence, and the development of an economic evaluation from the Australian health care system perspective. The project commenced in March 2014 and was completed in May 2015.