This post is a side bar discussion from our five part guide to identifying high (or low) value care for an injury or pain problem. A service that provides you with knowledge of your condition’s natural history, and knowledge of the extent to which treatment is expected to expedite your
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In the previous post in this series we looked at the importance of finding a practitioner who provides you with an individualised plan of care. In this, the final post of our series on identifying features of a low (or high value) consultation for an injury or pain problem, we
In the previous post in this series we discussed the importance of the application of excellent interpersonal communication skills in a clinical encounter. In this next post, we take a look at the importance of an individualised care plan for your injury or pain problem. A discussion of individualised care
In the previous posts in this series we described two key features of a consultation that can assist your attempt to assess the true value of a consultation for an injury or pain problem. In this post, we discuss the third indicator- the quality of a practitioner’s interpersonal communication skills.
In the previous post in this series we walked you through the first of five clinical features that can serve as a reasonable proxy measure of a consultation’s value. It related to the extent to which your practitioner has taken steps to educate you about your condition’s natural history. “If
In the preceding post, we provided an outline of five key features that can act as a reasonable proxy measure of the value of a clinical consultation. What follows below is a more in depth look at each of these features, including a practical guide for identifying their presence (or
Choosing a High Value Practitioner If you had an injury, pain problem or symptoms affecting you day to day activities, which healthcare professional would you seek treatment from? What about a problem affecting your occupational, sporting or recreational activities? Would you seek out a mainstream, regulated healthcare professional such as