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Direct access to physical therapy in the Netherlands: results from the first year in community-based physical therapy.

Authors
  • Leemrijse, Chantal J
  • Swinkels, Ilse C S
  • Veenhof, Cindy
Type
Published Article
Journal
Physical therapy
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2008
Volume
88
Issue
8
Pages
936–946
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2522/ptj.20070308
PMID: 18566108
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A large, specific group of patients utilized self-referral, but the total number of patients seen by a physical therapist remained the same. In the future, it is important to evaluate the consequences of direct access, both on quality aspects and on cost-effectiveness.

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