Emergency Department Visits After Hand Surgery Are Common and Usually Related to Pain or Wound Issues.

@article{Menendez2016EmergencyDV,
  title={Emergency Department Visits After Hand Surgery Are Common and Usually Related to Pain or Wound Issues.},
  author={Mariano Esteban Menendez and David Ring},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2016},
  volume={474 2},
  pages={551-6}
}
BACKGROUND As payment models shift toward a focus on value and reimbursement becomes increasingly tied to quality and patient experience, minimizing unexpected acute health needs has become a priority for both policymakers and clinical leaders. Despite recent emphasis on emergency department (ED) visits as a quality measure in surgery, little is known about the role of the ED in the early postoperative period after hand surgery. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES The purpose of this study was to determine… CONTINUE READING
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