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Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinic in a Specialist Spinal Service Presenter: Brett Baxter Hospital: Eagle. 4-5 December 2006 Hobart. Spinal Orthopaedic Outpatient Waiting list. Waiting list for this service is long As of March 06 there were 806 patients on the waiting list

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Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinic in a Specialist Spinal ServicePresenter: Brett BaxterHospital: Eagle

4-5 December 2006Hobart

spinal orthopaedic outpatient waiting list
Spinal Orthopaedic Outpatient Waiting list
  • Waiting list for this service is long
    • As of March 06 there were 806 patients on the waiting list
    • Average waiting time for patients with appointments booked in March
      • Category 1 – 3.3 months
      • Category 2 – 5.5 months
      • Category 3 – 23.6 months
    • On average 105 new patients added per month and 102 new patients seen per month
innovations implemented
INNOVATIONS IMPLEMENTED
  • Establishment of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinics
  • Multidisciplinary allied health team to assess and institute conservative management
  • Established close working relationships with Orthopaedic Consultants and Fellows
results
Results
  • Reduced number on the Waiting list
  • Reduced Waiting Time
how we did it
HOW WE DID IT
  • Coincided with change in service delivery of Southern Zone Spinal Service
  • Component of larger QH Fit for Surgery Project
  • PAH Background work commenced November 2005
  • First clinic March 2006
  • Budget- $440000 2006/2007 financial year to run OPSC and Fit for Surgery Programs
lessons learnt
LESSONS LEARNT
  • Target long wait patient groups
  • Embed process in Orthopaedic Unit
  • Develop OPSC as integral part of Orthopaedic Service

Key Success Factors

  • Commencement in Spinal Orthopaedics
  • waiting list forces
  • consultant support for service