- •People with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) are much more likely to use private insurance than workers’ compensation insurance (WCI).
- •People with CTS using WCI often receive less diagnostic testing and more treatments.
- •Treatment for people with CTS may not match best practice guidelines.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome), EMG (electromyography), ICD-9-CM (International Classification of Diseases–9th Revision–Clinical Modifications), NAMCS (National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey), NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug), OT (occupational therapy), PT (physical therapy), WCI (workers’ compensation insurance)
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