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Development of a Needs Assessment Tool to Promote Capacity Building in Hand Surgery Outreach Trips: A Methodological Triangulation Approach.
Shapiro LM, Park MO, Mariano DJ, Kamal RN.
We developed a comprehensive needs assessment tool for use in medical outreach trips to low and middle income countries. This tool includes 7 domains: (1) human resources; (2) physical resources; (3) procedures; (4) cultural and language barriers; (5) safety, quality, and access; (6) regulation and cost; and (7) knowledge transfer and teaching and associated subdomains relevant to hand surgery.
Cost-Minimization Analysis and Treatment Trends of Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment of Proximal Humerus Fractures.
Wu EJ, Zhang SE, Truntzer JN, Gardner MJ, Kamal RN
We used a US private-payer claims database of 22 million patient records from 2007 to 2016 to compare (1) cost for the episode of care from the payer perspective between each surgical group and nonsurgical treatment of proximal humerus fractures, and (2) annual trends and complication rates of each group. Cost data, including facility fees, physician fees, physical therapy, and clinic visits, were used to complete a cost-minimization analysis.
Quality Measures to Reduce Opioid Use After Common Soft Tissue Hand and Wrist Procedures.
Hand Surgery Quality Consortium.
Using a validated consensus-building approach, we developed process and outcome quality measures for reducing opioid use after soft tissue hand surgery that were demonstrated to be valid according to 4 quality indicators.