Measuring Functional and Patient-Reported Outcomes After Treatment of Mutilating Hand Injuries: A Global Health Approach.

@article{Giladi2016MeasuringFA,
  title={Measuring Functional and Patient-Reported Outcomes After Treatment of Mutilating Hand Injuries: A Global Health Approach.},
  author={Aviram M. Giladi and Kavitha Ranganathan and Kevin Chung},
  journal={Hand clinics},
  year={2016},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={465-475}
}
Understanding the global burden of trauma, particularly upper extremity trauma, is necessary in addressing the need for surgical services. Critical to that mission is to understand, and accurately measure, disability and related disability-adjusted life-years from massive upper extremity trauma. The impact of these injuries is magnified when considering that they frequently occur to young people in prime working years. This article discusses these social and medical system issues and reviews… CONTINUE READING