The Musculoskeletal Primary Health Care Initiative

Aim

The Musculoskeletal Primary Health Care Initiative aims to plan, implement and evaluate a ‘one-stop’ program of care within primary care settings for people who meet the criteria for the need of either the model of care for osteoporotic refracture prevention, osteoarthritis chronic care program, or the draft model of care for acute low back pain.

Benefits

The Musculoskeletal Primary Health Care Initiative proposes the benefits will be that validated musculoskeletal models of care can be provided in primary health care settings with equal or superior  outcomes compared to current methods of providing coordinated musculoskeletal health care in hospital based settings.

Summary

In early 2014 the ACI Musculoskeletal Network invited proposals from primary health care organisations and their partner Local Health Districts to participate in a two year trial of delivering three musculoskeletal models of care at a ‘one stop shop’ in a primary care setting. The models of care are:

  • Osteoporotic Re-fracture Prevention
  • Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program
  • A new model of care under development for people with Acute Low Back Pain

Background

Partnerships

  • Murrumbidgee Medicare Local in partnership with Murrumbidgee Local Health District
  • Northern Sydney Medicare Local and Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local in partnership with Northern Sydney Local Health District
  • North Coast Medicare Local in partnership with Mid North Coast Local Health District

Key Dates

The Musculoskeletal Primary Health Care Initiative will be trialled over two years commencing June 2014.

Pilot Sites

Mid North Coast Local Health DistrictMid North Coast Local Health District

North Coast Medicare Local in partnership with Mid North Coast Local Health District


Murrumbidgee Local Health DistrictMurrumbidgee Local Health District

Murrumbidgee Medicare Local in partnership with Murrumbidgee Local Health District


Northern Sydney Local Health DistrictNorthern Sydney Local Health District

Northern Sydney Medicare Local and Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local in partnership with Northern Sydney Local Health District


Implementation Sites

Mid North Coast Local Health DistrictMid North Coast Local Health District

North Coast Medicare Local in partnership with Mid North Coast Local Health District at Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie


Murrumbidgee Local Health DistrictMurrumbidgee Local Health District

Murrumbidgee Medicare Local in partnership with Murrumbidgee Local Health District initially in Wagga and surrounding towns


Northern Sydney Local Health DistrictNorthern Sydney Local Health District

Northern Sydney Medicare Local and Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local in partnership with Northern Sydney Local Health District across the whole area in select General Practice settings


Evaluation

The Musculoskeletal Primary Health Care Initiative will be evaluated by each implementing site in collaboration with the ACI Musculoskeletal Network and the ACI Health Economics and Evaluation team.

Related Initiatives

Further Details

Contact

Robyn Speerin
ACI Musculoskeletal Network Manager
robyn.speerin@health.nsw.gov.au
02 9464 4633

Chris Shipway
Director, Primary Care and Chronic Services
chris.shipway@health.nsw.gov.au
02 9464 4603

Page Top | Added: 15 July 2014 | Last modified: 9 February 2015

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Contact:
Robyn Speerin
ACI Musculoskeletal Network Manager
Email
02 9464 4633
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