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Foot and ankle surgery in Australia

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Description: Foot and ankle surgery in Australia: a descriptive analysis of the Medicare Benefits Schedule database, 1997-2006
Hylton B Menz, Mark F Gilheany and Karl B Landorf Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2008, 1:10
Foot and ankle problems are highly prevalent in the general community and a substantial proportion of people seek surgical treatment to alleviate foot pain and deformity. However, the epidemiology of foot and ankle surgery has not been examined in detail. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine patterns and costs of private sector foot surgery provision in Australia.

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Author/Contact: Menz et al
Institution: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
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Language: English

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Reviewed by: mylesclough, Nov 24 2009 3:11PM

OWL editors received the following review/comment and have elected to post it. The qualifications of the authors appear to be in epidemiology and statistical analysis and this paper is an analysis of the patterns of practice of foot and ankle surgery in Australia. <br>
A correspondent writes - Though they write about foot and ankle surgery, none of these authors appear to have any recognisable medical or surgical qualifications (M.D., M..B.B.S., D.P.M., D.O.) which would then lead to training and credentials in foot and ankle surgery. Consequently this needs to be taken into account regarding their interpretations, discussions, and conclusory remarks.
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