The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health is pleased to announce the first internationally-informed Framework for Developing and Evaluating Musculoskeletal Models of Care. This has been developed by a team of Australian researchers in partnership with the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health.
Models of Care are guides or policies that outline the principles of care for particular conditions and how to implement that care in a local setting.
The Framework is intended to help those tasked with planning, implementing or evaluating health services to achieve an optimal Model of Care and its sustainable implementation. While the World Health Organization has developed a guide to assist nations in assessing capacity for responding to the burden of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and lung diseases, this Framework assists nations specifically address musculoskeletal health challenges through Models of Care.
Led by Associate Professor Andrew Briggs (Curtin University, Australia), the Framework was informed by experts from 30 nations, representing high, middle and low-income economies, using a phased research approach. The USBJI was represented by Dr. Kelli Allen, co-chair, and Dr. Tom Best, member, of the USBJI Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative Steering Committee.
As Governments and other agencies worldwide recognize the immense burden of disease associated with musculoskeletal conditions, Models of Care will become increasingly important as a system-wide response. The Framework will help to support development efforts in Models of Care and offer an approach to standardizing evaluation.
Download: Executive Summary here [copy attached]
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