Effectiveness of community physiotherapy and enhanced pharmacy review for knee pain in people aged over 55 presenting to primary care: pragmatic randomised trial.

@article{Hay2006EffectivenessOC,
  title={Effectiveness of community physiotherapy and enhanced pharmacy review for knee pain in people aged over 55 presenting to primary care: pragmatic randomised trial.},
  author={Elaine M. Hay and Nadine Elizabeth Foster and Elaine Thomas and George Peat and Mike Phelan and Hannah E Yates and Alison Blenkinsopp and Julius Sim},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2006},
  volume={333 7576},
  pages={995}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of two primary care strategies for delivering evidence based care to people aged 55 or over with knee pain: enhanced pharmacy review and community physiotherapy. DESIGN Pragmatic multicentre randomised clinical trial. SETTING 15 general practices in North Staffordshire. PARTICIPANTS 325 adults aged 55 years or over (mean 68 years) consulting with knee pain; 297 (91%) reached six month follow-up. INTERVENTIONS Enhanced pharmacy review… CONTINUE READING
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