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Poorer patients and those who require surgery at the weekend are less likely to receive a total hip replacement (THR), despite clear national guidelines setting out who should get one.

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A study from the Universities of Liverpool and Oxford published by The BMJ today, found that just 32% of those who should have received a THR actually got the treatment. 42% of those who underwent the procedure did not meet eligibility criteria.

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