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Conlon C, Asch S, Hanson M
Assessing the value of high-quality care for work-associated carpal tunnel syndrome in a large integrated health care system: study design.
The researchers described the design of a study that is assessing quality of care for work-associated carpal tunnel syndrome and associations with clinical outcomes and costs. They found that time off work was generally short and related to surgery. They recommended systematic efforts to evaluate and improve quality of medical care for this condition.
Citation: Conlon C, Asch S, Hanson M . Assessing the value of high-quality care for work-associated carpal tunnel syndrome in a large integrated health care system: study design. Perm J 2016 Fall;20(4):87-95. doi: 10.7812/tpp/15-220.
Keywords: Healthcare Delivery, Quality of Care, Injuries and Wounds, Neurological Disorders, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research