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

Staiger, Petra K., Serlachius, Anna, Macfarlane, Susie, Anderson, Sharron, Chan, Thomas and Young, Greg 2010, Improving the coordination of care for low back pain patients by creating better links between acute and community services, Australian health review, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 139-143.

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Title Improving the coordination of care for low back pain patients by creating better links between acute and community services
Author(s) Staiger, Petra K.ORCID iD for Staiger, Petra K. orcid.org/0000-0002-6968-5015
Serlachius, Anna
Macfarlane, SusieORCID iD for Macfarlane, Susie orcid.org/0000-0002-8904-8945
Anderson, Sharron
Chan, Thomas
Young, Greg
Journal name Australian health review
Volume number 34
Issue number 2
Start page 139
End page 143
Total pages 5
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company Pty. Ltd.
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, NSW
Publication date 2010-05
ISSN 0156-5788
1449-8944
Summary 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920116 Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, AHHA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029322

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