Time to talk? Patient experiences of waiting for clinical management of knee injuries.
BACKGROUND: People with knee problems face long waits for elective surgery in many parts of the world. However, there is little evidence about the impact of delays in such treatment, especially for patients with mechanical knee injuries. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a detailed exploration of patient experiences of waits for specialist diagnosis and surgery for knee injuries at one UK centre. RESEARCH DESIGN: In-depth qualitative paired interviews with a range of patients at baseline and 6 months la...Expand abstract
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