Journal article

Health professionals and students encounter multi-level barriers to implementing high-value osteoarthritis care: a multi-national study

AM Briggs, E Houlding, RS Hinman, LA Desmond, KL Bennell, B Darlow, T Pizzari, M Leech, C MacKay, PJ Larmer, A Bendrups, AM Greig, A Francis-Cracknell, JE Jordan, H Slater



OBJECTIVE: Consistent evidence-practice gaps in osteoarthritis (OA) care are observed in primary care settings globally. Building workforce capacity to deliver high-value care requires a contemporary understanding of barriers to care delivery. We aimed to explore barriers to OA care delivery among clinicians and students. DESIGN: A cross-sectional, multinational study sampling clinicians (physiotherapists, primary care nurses, general practitioners (GPs), GP registrars; total possible denominator: n = 119,735) and final-year physiotherapy and medical students (denominator: n = 2,215) across Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Respondents answered a survey, aligned to contemporary implementati..

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Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Translational Research in Musculoskeletal Pain

Awarded by NHMRC

Awarded by Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT)

Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for the study was provided by Curtin University (Australia), the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Translational Research in Musculoskeletal Pain (#1079078). AMB is supported by a fellowship awarded by the NHMRC (#1132548). EH was supported by a Mitacs Globalink Research Award (#IT11467). RSH is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT#130100175). KLB is supported by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (#1058440). The funding organisations had no influence in the study design, collection, analysis and interpretation of data, or in the writing of the manuscript and in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.