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Table 1 Reasons for exclusion of health technology assessments from analysis

From: The impact of orthopaedic research evidence on health financing in Australia

Year of assessment Health technology Reason for exclusion
2002 Intra-articular viscosupplementation for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee Intra-articular viscosupplementation for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee Application did not relate to a procedure performed specifically by an orthopaedic surgeon
2011 Assessment of application for joint injection items Application related specifically to rheumatologists
2012 Review of Medicare-funded wrist surgery services Application withdrawn
2012 Matrix-induced Autologous chondrocyte implant Application withdrawn
2014 Review of Medicare-funded finger fracture services HTA missing on MSAC website
2015 Assessment of foot and ankle services by podiatric surgeons Application related specifically to podiatrists
Incomplete Vertebroplasty for severely painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures of less than 6 weeks duration MSAC process incomplete at time of review