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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Addressing the Gap in Feasible, Valid, and Important Quality Measures for the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Principal Investigator:

Alexander H. Sox-Harris

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $404,689
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


PROJECT SUMMARY/ABSTRACT Background: Efforts to measure, report, and incentivize the quality of healthcare are now widespread within the Veterans Health Administration (VA), Medicare, and private healthcare settings—but common musculoskeletal disorders including carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) have been omitted from these efforts due to a lack of valid, feasible quality measures. Although clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of CTS have recently been published, no valid and...

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