Carpal tunnel syndrome: reconciling "demand management" with clinical need.

@article{Burke2000CarpalTS,
  title={Carpal tunnel syndrome: reconciling "demand management" with clinical need.},
  author={Frank D. Burke},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={121-7}
}
Purchasers of surgical services are seeking justification for operative interventions with increasing frequency. This paper seeks to identify all relevant data currently available for carpal tunnel decompression; one of the commonest operative interventions in hand surgery. Such data, as is available, would suggest carpal tunnel decompression rates in the United Kingdom are relatively low, with fairly prolonged preoperative duration of symptoms. 

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