Catalan knee operations up 110% in 2001:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Spanish region of Catalonia has reported a 110% rise in the number of knee replacement operations in 2001. Overall surgery output in 14 key procedures increased by 41%, as part of a regional programme to reduce surgery waits. Despite the high increase in output, knee replacements still have the region's longest average waiting times, at 18 months, compared to 21.5 at the end of 2000.
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