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New Publication: An initiative to improve equity, timeliness and access to District Health Board-funded physiotherapy in Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Published on 23 Dec, 2020 | Return|

An initiative to improve equity, timeliness and access to District Health Board-funded physiotherapy in Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. McGonigle and McGeoch, 2020

 

A new physiotherapy service model has been developed to free up DHB hospital-based physiotherapists for their core work of specialist and inpatient care. Patients requiring orthopaedic and musculoskeletal physiotherapy who had certain criteria were seen by physiotherapists in contracted private clinics in the community instead of by physiotherapists in hospital departments. The study determined that DHB orthopaedic and musculoskeletal physiotherapy provision can be moved from hospital sites to a community-based, distributed service in a timely, effective, and equitable fashion.

 

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