- •67% of patients with TD diverted from the SOPD and treated in APHT improved sufficiently to allow discharge from the SOPD without specialist surgical consultation.
- •Only 1.4% of patients discharged from APHT were re-referred for the same condition in the following 12 months.
- •Superior initial Michigan hand questionnaire scores were associated with discharge from APHT without need for surgical review.
- •88% of patients returned to SOPD were booked for surgery demonstrating high levels of agreement between surgeons and APHT regarding need for surgery.
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