Second consultant opinion for elective orthopedic surgery Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Orthopedics
  • Referral and Consultation

abstract

  • We abstracted records of 369 patients whose recommendations for elective orthopedic surgery were not confirmed by a second opinion consultant. Six months or more after the initial recommendation for surgery, 82 per cent had not had the operation performed, irrespective of the diagnosis and the characteristics of the physician recommending surgery. Reasons for consultant non-confirmation included: use of a cast, brace, or corrective footwear preferable (26.3 per cent), symptoms not severe enough (18.4 per cent), and physical therapy/exercises preferable (17.8 per cent).

publication date

  • January 1981

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC1619903

PubMed ID

  • 7294266

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1233

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 71

number

  • 11