AAOS Approves First AUC

Covers appropriate treatment of distal radius fractures

Mary Ann Porucznik

The AAOS Board of Directors approved the Academy’s first appropriate use criteria (AUC)—on the treatment of distal radius fractures—at their meeting on March 18, 2013. AUC, explained Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, chair of the Council on Research and Quality, “are another step in ensuring that orthopaedic patients receive high quality, cost-effective, and appropriate musculoskeletal care.”

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