Date Presented 03/27/20
This quantitative, retrospective chart review utilized letters of medical necessity written by physical therapists and OTs between 2007 and 2017 that detailed 4,525 full wheelchair recommendations. Descriptive results examined demographic factors of age, sex, and funding source in relation to type and complexity of manual wheelchairs and power mobility devices, displayed graphically. This study has strong implications for the service delivery of wheeled mobility equipment.
Primary Author and Speaker: Cara Masselink