Figure 2 .

Ratios: a) age ≥ 60 to age 50–59 surgery rates (left) and b) propensity for surgery at age > 62 relative to age ≤62 rate (right). * Rates in public hospitals in England, adjusting for gender, ward ethnic mix and deprivation, distance to and characteristics of hospitals [28]. ** Rate of receipt of primary surgery after five years, based on population samples from two areas of Ontario, Canada. Relative to age ≤ 62. Adjusting for WOMAC, SF-36 General Health, Willingness to undergo surgery [26].

Mota et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:225   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-225
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