Factors Associated With Referral to Secondary Care in Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Hip or Knee After Implementation of a Stepped-Care Strategy

Authors Di-Janne Barten , Agnes Smink , Ilse Swinkels , Cindy Veenhof , Henk J. Schers , Thea Vliet Vlieland , Dinny H. de Bakker , Joost Dekker , Cornelia van den Ende
Published in Arthritis Care Research
Publication date 2017
Research groups Innovation of Movement Care
Type Article

Summary

Objective. We introduced a stepped-care strategy (SCS) for hip and knee osteoarthritis, focusing on delivery of highquality stepped care. In this study, we aimed to identify factors associated with various steps of the SCS. Methods. We used data from a 2-year observational prospective cohort study, including 313 patients visiting their general practitioner (GP) with a new episode of hip/knee osteoarthritis. We used logistic multilevel analyses to identify factors at the level of the patient, the GP, and the general practice, related to treatment limited to primary care, referral to nonsurgical secondary care, or surgical procedures.

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  • Di-Janne Barten | Researcher | Research group Innovation of Movement Care
    Di-Janne Barten
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Innovation of Movement Care
  • Cindy Veenhof | Professor | Research group Innovation of Movement Care
    Cindy Veenhof
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Innovation of Movement Care

Language English
Published in Arthritis Care Research
Year and volume 69 2
Key words osteoarthritis, doorverwijzing, zorg
Page range 216-225

Di-Janne Barten

Di-Janne Barten | Researcher | Research group Innovation of Movement Care

Di-Janne Barten

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Innovation of Movement Care