Priority 6 from physiotherapy PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How does waiting for physiotherapy affect patient and service outcomes? (JLA PSP Priority 6)
Overall ranking 6
JLA question ID 0061/6
Explanatory note This question was created after both patients and physiotherapists asked what the effect that waiting for Physiotherapy has on the patient’s recovery and Physiotherapy service measures.

Ojha, H.A., Wyrsta, N.J., Davenport, T.E., Egan, W.E. and Gellhorn, A.C., 2016. Timing of physical therapy initiation for nonsurgical management of musculoskeletal disorders and effects on patient outcomes: a systematic review. journal of orthopaedic & sports physical therapy, 46(2), pp.56-70.

Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What is the health, occupational and economic cost of patients with soft tissue injuries having to wait so long for physiotherapy treatment on the NHS? [Question ID 1461, Patient]
Submitted by Question submitted 17 times across all groups of people
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0061
PSP name Physiotherapy
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 65  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 7 February 2018