What evidence is there that a physiotherapy service in the emergency department improves health outcomes? A systematic review.
Summary of "What evidence is there that a physiotherapy service in the emergency department improves health outcomes? A systematic review."
The nature of care delivered in emergency departments has changed due to increased demand. In response, one relatively new change is the introduction of a physiotherapy service. There have been anecdotal reports that this may reduce patient waiting times and lead to more effective use of other health care staff, though it is unclear how such a service affects health outcomes. The objective was to identify the effect an emergency department physiotherapy service has on health outcomes.
School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of health services research & policy
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21186320
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/jhsrp.2010.009129
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