Journal article

Is establishing a specialist back pain assessment and management service in primary care a safe and effective model? Twelve-month results from the Back pain Assessment Clinic (BAC) prospective cohort pilot study

John HY Moi, Uyen Phan, Adam de Gruchy, Danny Liew, Tanya I Yuen, John E Cunningham, Ian P Wicks

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To report on the design, implementation and evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of the Back pain Assessment Clinic (BAC) model. DESIGN: BAC is a new, community-based specialist service for assessing and managing neck and low back pain (LBP). The BAC pilot was supported by a Victorian Department of Health and Human Services grant and was evaluated using the Victorian Innovation Reform Impact Assessment Framework (VIRIAF). Data were obtained by auditing BAC activity (22 July 2014 to 30 June 2015) and conducting surveys and interviews of patients, stakeholders and referrers. SETTING: Tertiary and primary care. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients with neck and LBP referred for outpat..

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Grants

Awarded by Clinical Practitioner Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was funded by a Workforce Innovation Grant provided by the Victorian State Government Department of Health and Human Services. IPW is supported by a Clinical Practitioner Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; 1023407) and an NHMRC Program Grant (1016647).