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

Aviram M. Giladi, Kavitha Ranganathan, Kevin C. Chung

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Abstract

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 components of a comprehensive approach to measuring outcomes after these injuries. Patient-reported outcomes are highlighted. Methods of optimizing outcomes measurements and studies, disability assessments, and associated research are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-475
Number of pages11
JournalHand clinics
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

Keywords

  • DALY
  • Global health
  • Impairment and disability
  • Mutilating upper extremity trauma
  • Patient-reported outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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