Effectiveness of PhysioDirect telephone assessment and advice services for patients with musculoskeletal problems

Chris Salisbury, Alan A Montgomery, Sandra Hollinghurst, Cherida Hopper, Annette Bishop, Angelo Franchini, Surinder Kaur, Joanna Coast, Jeanette Hall, Sean Grove, Nadine E Foster

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Abstract

STUDY QUESTION: Are PhysioDirect services, based on initial telephone assessment and advice from a physiotherapist, as effective as usual care involving patients waiting for a face-to-face appointment?

SUMMARY ANSWER: Patients allocated to PhysioDirect received treatment more quickly than those allocated to usual care, and had equivalent clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1391
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume48
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

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