Skip to main content

Table 1 Healthcare services for intervention and control groups

From: More cost-effective management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders in primary care after direct triaging to physiotherapists for initial assessment compared to initial general practitioner assessment

  Intervention
N = 27
TAU
N = 26
P-value
Physiotherapist, n (%) 12 (44) 10 (38) 0.649
GP, n (%) 7 (26) 4 (15) 0.242
Referrals, n (%) 1 (4) 7 (27) 0.019
Prescriptions, n (%) 7 (26) 9 (35) 0.516
Sick-notes, n (%) 4 (15) 4 (15) 1.000
  1. Intervention = Initially triaged to physiotherapists. TAU = Treatment as usual (initially triaged to GPs). Physiotherapist and GP = number of cases with visits after the triage visit. Referrals, prescriptions, sick-notes = number of cases receiving MSD-related referrals, prescriptions or sick-notes from GPs during 1 year from the triage visit
  2. Significant values shown in boldface