At the one‐stop carpal tunnel syndrome clinic, patients undergo neurophysiological studies followed by clinical assessment by the orthopaedic consultant on the same day. Patients with paraesthesia or numbness in the median nerve distribution for greater than three months duration without a history of a previous soft tissue neck injury were selected for assessment in the one‐stop carpal tunnel syndrome clinic based on a proforma completed by their general practitioners. Data of patients attending the one‐stop carpal tunnel syndrome clinic over a ten‐month period were compared with that over the same period from a conventional hand clinic. A total of 77 patients attended the one‐stop carpal tunnel syndrome clinic over a ten‐month period. The mean time from referral to surgery was 23 weeks in this group compared to 44 weeks for a conventional clinic. On average, the one‐stop carpal tunnel syndrome clinic reduced the time from referral to surgery by 21 weeks. The one‐stop carpal tunnel syndrome clinic is convenient and cost effective for patients and hospitals.
Clinical Governance: An International Journal – Emerald Publishing
Published: Dec 1, 2004
Keywords: Waiting lists; Surgery; Health services
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera