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How will the new OA of the knee Clinical Care Standard be funded?

The newly released osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee Clinical Care Standard, endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association, outlines the gold-standard best professional care for optimum patient outcomes. However, the APA believes that both Medicare and private health insurance systems need to undergo significant change to make sure patients can get this gold standard care.

APA endorses Clinical Care Standard sets benchmark for treating knee osteoarthritis

Increased exercise and weight loss should be among the first treatment options for Australians with knee osteoarthritis, as per a new Clinical Care Standard released today by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Patients win as Transforming Health transfer overhauled

The improved budget and design of facilities for general rehabilitation patients under Transforming Health has been welcomed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), who say that physiotherapists’ expertise is finally being listened to. 

Australian Physiotherapy Association urges Government to return to its vision for a world-class health system for South Australians

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has joined the call for the Weatherill Government to suspend its ‘Transforming Health’ agenda in response to decisions that show implementation is being driven by budget cuts rather than a commitment to deliver a world-class health system for South Australians. 

Chronic health reforms are more of the same – patients continue to miss out on allied healthcare

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) says the Government’s proposed health reforms to improve Australia’s chronic care fails to put the patient first and invest in the most critical aspects of care.

Physiotherapy is not a ‘nice-to-have’ in government healthcare reforms

The Australian Government would be very short-sighted if it did not ensure access to physiotherapy for all Australians as part of its health system reforms, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) President, Marcus Dripps said today.

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