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Curtin CM, Hernandez-Boussard T
Readmissions after treatment of distal radius fractures.
The authors assessed the rates and associated diagnoses of readmissions for patients having received an intervention for treatment of distal radius fracture. Using AHRQ data sets, they found that many distal radius fracture patients return to the health care system for pain-related issues, and they recommended implementation of better pain management.
Citation: Curtin CM, Hernandez-Boussard T . Readmissions after treatment of distal radius fractures. J Hand Surg Am 2014 Oct;39(10):1926-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.07.041.
Keywords: Injuries and Wounds, Quality of Care, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Pain, Hospital Readmissions