UCLA researchers suggest ways to reduce hip, knee replacement costs

UCLA researchers have found that the United States could reduce health care spending by reducing the costs of hip and knee replacements.

In a study published Tuesday, researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s Center for Health Advancement calculated that hip and knee replacements made up a significant portion of controlled health care spending in the United States. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 723,000 knee replacements and 505,000 hip...

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