Patient Follow-up after Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Injuries: What Predicts Compliance?

Study ID

Cancer Related

Healthy Volunteers

Study Sites

Cynthia Wright

Principal Investigator
William Robertson


This study is a retrospecitve chart review looking at patient follow-up and various factors that may influence compliance. The study team with use the vCDR, ePiC, and Trauma databases to assess the scheduled and actual clinic follow-up rate for a 5 year period between 2005 and 2010. Patient follow-up will be assessed acrossed varying subspecialties of orthopedic surgery (ie. spine, sports, hand, trauma, etc.). in addition, follow-up rates will be compared depending on the method of reminder that the patient received (ie. phone call, letter, both or neither).

Participant Eligibility

Subjects enrolled will meet all the following criteria:
1. Patient has undergone surgical treatment of musculoskeletal condition at Parkland Memorial Hospital or Simmons Ambulatory Surgery Center.