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

@article{Salisbury2013APR,
  title={A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of 'PhysioDirect' telephone assessment and advice services for physiotherapy.},
  author={Christopher Salisbury and Nadine Elizabeth Foster and C. E. Hopper and Annette Bishop and Sandra Hollinghurst and Joanna Coast and Surinder Kaur and Joanne Pearson and Angelo Franchini and Jeanette Hall and Sean Grove and Michaela Calnan and John Busby and Alan A Montgomery},
  journal={Health technology assessment},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={1-157, v-vi}
}
BACKGROUND 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. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether or not PhysioDirect is equally as clinically effective as and more cost-effective than usual care… CONTINUE READING
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