• Physiotherapist-Led Triage at a Rheumatology-Based Musculoskeletal Assessment Clinic: an 18-Month Service Evaluation of Activity and Outcomes

      Caffrey, Aoife; Smart, Keith M.; Fitzgerald, Oliver (American College of Rheumatology, 2019)
      Physiotherapist-led musculoskeletal triage clinics are an effective and efficient means of managing patients presenting with musculoskeletal disorders in primary and secondary care. Data regarding the activity and outcomes of physiotherapist-led triage in hospital-based outpatient rheumatology clinics are scarce. Thus, the aim of this study was to undertake a service evaluation of activity and outcomes of a physiotherapist-led rheumatologybased Musculoskeletal Assessment Clinic (MAC). The primary objective was to quantify the proportion of patients independently managed by the clinical specialist physiotherapists (CSPs).