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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, pp. 23-30.

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Abstract

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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Submitted date: 17 October 2007
Published date: 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 55004
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/55004
PURE UUID: ca41dfe7-15ea-4ce2-8378-bfd971d07e9d
ORCID for A. Bruton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4550-2536

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Date deposited: 27 May 2009
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:34

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Author: C.M. Ostler
Author: Z.E. van Willigen
Author: D. Gibson
Author: R. Devlin
Author: A. Bruton ORCID iD

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