Comparing patient characteristics and treatment processes in patients receiving physical therapy in the United States, Israel and the Netherlands: Cross sectional analyses of data from three clinical databases

@article{Swinkels2008ComparingPC,
  title={Comparing patient characteristics and treatment processes in patients receiving physical therapy in the United States, Israel and the Netherlands: Cross sectional analyses of data from three clinical databases},
  author={Ilse C. S. Swinkels and Dennis L. Hart and Daniel Deutscher and Wil J H M van den Bosch and J. C. E. Dekker and Dinny H de Bakker and Cornelia H M van den Ende},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={163 - 163}
}
BACKGROUND Many assume that outcomes from physical therapy research in one country can be generalized to other countries. However, no well designed studies comparing outcomes among countries have been conducted. In this exploratory study, our goal was to compare patient demographics and treatment processes in outpatient physical therapy practice in the United States, Israel and the Netherlands. METHODS Cross-sectional data from three different clinical databases were examined. Data were… CONTINUE READING

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