Once the targets were decided upon, the appropriate interventions were discussed, selected and assigned to the corresponding health professionals (as seen in detail in the Intervention table.
Just two weeks before completing the first Rehab Cycle, Peter asked to be discharged and was released against the recommendations of his health care team. Unfortunately, he was unable to be dissuaded and a final evaluation was performed just before he left the clinic — significantly earlier than originally intended.
Real-life results are dependent not only upon the success of medical intervention, but also on the patient himself and the subsequent rehabilitative interventions. These are effected by an individual patient’s engagement and acceptance of responsibility for the process, as well as the healthcare professional-patient interaction. Peter’s case offers an illustrative example. While it is well-documented that upper extremity surgery is effective for increasing functionality,131415 surgery and the treatment scheme alone may not guarantee positive results, as was evident three weeks into Peter’s medical management.