A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of 'PhysioDirect' telephone assessment and advice services for physiotherapy

Chris J Salisbury, NE Foster, Cherida D Hopper, A Bishop, Sandra P Hollinghurst, J Coast, Surinder Kaur, J Pearson, Angelo Franchini, J Hall, S Grove, Michael W Calnan, John Busby, Alan A Montgomery

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Abstract

As a result of long delays for physiotherapy for musculoskeletal problems, several areas in the UK have introduced PhysioDirect services in which patients telephone a physiotherapist for initial assessment and treatment advice. However, there is no robust evidence about the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness or acceptability to patients of PhysioDirect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-157
Number of pages157
JournalHealth Technology Assessment
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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