Effective: care that is informed by evidence that aims to achieve optimal outcomes and includes the routine use of outcome measures.

Is Your Treatment Effective?

Mark Werneke, PT, MS, Dip MDT

"How do you know if what you are doing is working? You don't want to waste your time, or your patients' time and money. Physiotherapy is supposed to add value to the health system, not be a drain on it. After decades of collecting outcomes during routine clinical practice, I would like to share with you my clinical thoughts on ways to achieve efficient and effective patient outcomes..." Read More

Video Links

TED Talk on effective healthcare and the need for a patient centred team (15:48 minutes) https://www.ted.com/talks/eric_dishman_health_care_should_be_a_team_sport

Story on CEO of UCLA hospital  (1:03 minutes) https://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2016/09/29/5-astonishingly-effective-ways-this-healthcare-leader-is-reinventing-the-hospital-experience/#57df952c7a2b

Journal Articles

Assessing operational effectiveness in Healthcare organizations http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/09526861011017067

An introduction to patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in physiotherapy http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031940614001138

Other Resources

Physiopedia: Outcome Measures http://www.physio-pedia.com/Outcome_Measures

Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Improvement Capability http://www.ihi.org/Topics/ImprovementCapability/Pages/default.aspx



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