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Carpal Tunnel Release - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Last Updated: 13 April 2022

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Prevalence and Factors Associated With Low-Value Preoperative Testing for Patients Undergoing Carpal Tunnel Release at an Academic Medical Center.

Background: Preoperative screening tests performed before low-risk surgery cannot be justified if the risks to patients are not outweighed by benefits. Before to carpal tunnel construction at an academic medical center, we wanted to determine the prevalence and patient characteristics of low-value preoperative tests. Any LVT and the number of LVTs were identified as a result of receiving any LVT or the number of LVTs, respectively. Multivariable logistic and Poisson regression was used to determine the causes associated with getting any LVT and the number of LVTs. Patients with higher risk of LVT were associated with older age, a higher Elixhauser comorbidity score, and general or regional anesthesia were all common factors affecting LVT. Conclusions: Patients undergoing CTR were frequently given low-value preoperative tests, which were often related to anesthesia type, age, and number of comorbidities. These findings can help to improve the quality and value of surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome and enable the creation of techniques to reduce LVT, such as audit feedback and provider education.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1177/1558944720906498

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