Received: 16 November 2017
Accepted: 17 December 2018
First Online: 11 January 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This project was granted ethical approval as an amendment to the on-going project "ACORN: “Arthroplasty Clinical Outcomes Registry NSW” and incorporated sub-study “Improving services and outcomes for joint replacements” by the Hunter-New England Local Health District Human Research Ethics Committee (HNE HREC Reference No: 12/11/21/5.02, NSW Health HREC Reference No: LNR/12/HNE/390). All subjects verbally consented at their pre-operative assessment to use of their data in the "ACORN: “Arthroplasty Clinical Outcomes Registry NSW” for quality assurance and research purposes. This consent was informed by an HREC-approved written patient information sheet, given to and discussed with each patient at their pre-operative clinical assessment.
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