Prioritising physiotherapy services: the development and implementation of a post-operative screening tool


Ostler, C.M., van Willigen, Z.E., Gibson, D., Devlin, R. and Bruton, A. (2008) Prioritising physiotherapy services: the development and implementation of a post-operative screening tool. Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC) journal, 40, 23-30.

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Few respiratory physiotherapists now undertake pre-operative patient assessments, and not all post-operative patients will need physiotherapy. The objective of this project was to devise a safe screening tool (SPPOST) that could be applied post-operatively, which would prioritise surgical patients most likely to benefit from physiotherapy contact. The SPPOST was applied to 404 post-operative patients, screening out nearly half with no measurable detriment, thereby facilitating the targeting of higher risk patients.

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Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
ePrint ID: 55004
Date Deposited: 27 May 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:37
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/55004

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