Journal article

Development and implementation of Models of Care for musculoskeletal conditions in middle income and low-income Asian countries

Keith K Lim, Madelynn Chan, Sandra Navarra, Syed Atiqul Haq, Chak Sing Lau

Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

This chapter discusses the challenges faced in the development and implementation of musculoskeletal (MSK) Models of Care (MoCs) in middle-income and low-income countries in Asia and outlines the components of an effective MoC for MSK conditions. Case studies of four such countries (The Philippines, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Myanmar) are presented, and their unique implementation issues are discussed. The success experienced in one high-income country (Singapore) is also described as a comparison. The Community Oriented Program for Control of Rheumatic Diseases (COPCORD) project and the role of Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR), a professional body supporting MoC in..

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