Physiotherapy-led triage clinic for low back pain.

  title={Physiotherapy-led triage clinic for low back pain.},
  author={Meagan S Blackburn and Sallie Melissa Cowan and Belinda Ann Cary and Cathy Nall},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  volume={33 4},
The aims of this study were to evaluate a physiotherapy-led triage clinic (PLTC) and investigate general practitioner satisfaction with the PLTC. A retrospective cohort study was undertaken from January to December 2005 at a Melbourne tertiary teaching hospital. Outcomes assessed included waiting times to first appointment, patient attendance and surgery conversion rates. Outcomes were compared with the hospital 2002 benchmark data. GP satisfaction was evaluated by a survey. One-hundred and… CONTINUE READING

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