Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264652
Title:
Evaluation of a practice based physiotherapy service.
Authors:
Mullan, Edwina; Hayes, Catherine
Publisher:
Eastern Health Board (EHB)
Issue Date:
Feb-1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264652
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
A number of advantages have been cited for general practitioner direct referral to physiotherapy. These advantages include a reduction in waiting time for service, reduction in amount of physiotherapy required, and reduction in pressure on outpatient clinics, speedier recovery time, convenience and increased patient and GP satisfaction. In November 1996 a practice-based physiotherapy service was established in a socially disadvantaged area on a pilot basis. The service was funded by the Eastern Health Board GP Unit for GMS patients only. The objective was to provide practice based physiotherapy services to GP practices within the area. Access to the service was provided to a selected group of GPs from four practices in the area that could refer appropriate patients to the service. Prior to the availability of the new service, the practices referred patients to outpatient departments in St James's Hospital and in the Adelaide Hospital for physiotherapy services. One dedicated physiotherapist was employed to provide four sessions per week for a one-year period. The physiotherapist was based in one of the referring practices, located in the local shopping centre. This location was adjacent to all the referring practices.
Keywords:
PHYSIOTHERAPY; GENERAL PRACTICE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMullan, Edwinaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Catherineen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-08T23:48:59Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-08T23:48:59Z-
dc.date.issued1999-02-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/264652-
dc.descriptionA number of advantages have been cited for general practitioner direct referral to physiotherapy. These advantages include a reduction in waiting time for service, reduction in amount of physiotherapy required, and reduction in pressure on outpatient clinics, speedier recovery time, convenience and increased patient and GP satisfaction. In November 1996 a practice-based physiotherapy service was established in a socially disadvantaged area on a pilot basis. The service was funded by the Eastern Health Board GP Unit for GMS patients only. The objective was to provide practice based physiotherapy services to GP practices within the area. Access to the service was provided to a selected group of GPs from four practices in the area that could refer appropriate patients to the service. Prior to the availability of the new service, the practices referred patients to outpatient departments in St James's Hospital and in the Adelaide Hospital for physiotherapy services. One dedicated physiotherapist was employed to provide four sessions per week for a one-year period. The physiotherapist was based in one of the referring practices, located in the local shopping centre. This location was adjacent to all the referring practices.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEastern Health Board (EHB)en_GB
dc.subjectPHYSIOTHERAPYen_GB
dc.subjectGENERAL PRACTICEen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of a practice based physiotherapy service.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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