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Study: Direct Access: Safe, Effective, & Cheaper than PT via Referral

Monday, November 13, 2017  
Posted by: Rachel Hardegree
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Study: The Influence of Patient Choice of First Provider on Costs and Outcomes: Analysis From a Physical Therapy Patient Registry

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Oct 26: 1-26.

 

Researchers analyzed claims and outcomes data from patients receiving physical therapy for back or neck pain and found that direct access patients incurred $1,533 lower average costs than patients who chose referral from a physician, with no adverse events and similar outcomes.

 

Link to PT In Motion News article - click here

 

Link to Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy abstract - click here


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