Improving the coordination of care for low back pain patients by creating better links between acute and community services

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Show simple item record Staiger, PK en Serlachius, Anna en Macfarlane, S en Anderson, S en Chan, T en Young, G en 2016-10-09T23:43:38Z en 2010 en
dc.identifier.citation Australian Health Review, 2010, 34 (2), pp. 139 - 143 en
dc.identifier.issn 0156-5788 en
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dc.description.abstract This paper reports on the development of a care-pathway to improve service linkages between the acute setting and community health services in the treatment of low back pain. The pathway was informed by two processes: (1) a literature review based on best-practice guidelines in the assessment, treatment and continuity of care for low back pain patients; and (2) consultation with staff and key stakeholders. Stakeholders from both the acute and community sectors comprised the Working Group, who identified central areas of concern to be addressed in the care-pathway, with the goal of preventing chronicity of low back pain and reducing emergency department presentations. The main outcomes achieved include: the development of a new care-coordinator role, which would support a greater focus on integration between acute and community sectors for low back pain patients; identifying the need to screen at-risk patients; implementation of the SCTT (Service Coordination Tool Templates) tool as a system of referral across the acute and community settings; and agreement on the need to develop an evidence-based self-management program to be offered to low back pain patients. The benefits and challenges of implementing this care pathway are discussed. en
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dc.publisher CSIRO Publishing en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Australian Health Review en
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dc.title Improving the coordination of care for low back pain patients by creating better links between acute and community services en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1071/AH08634 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 139 en
pubs.volume 34 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: CSIRO Publishing en
dc.identifier.pmid 20497725 en en
pubs.end-page 143 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 541248 en Medical and Health Sciences en School of Medicine en Psychological Medicine Dept en
dc.identifier.eissn 1449-8944 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-10-10 en
pubs.dimensions-id 20497725 en

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