Sumary of Connect Health introduces new COVID-19 musculoskeletal risk assessment tool:
- Nov 9 2020 CHART (COVID-19 Connect Health Assessment of Risk Tool) introduced to support MSK clinicians in making the right decisions for managing patient care whilst services are restricted A new risk assessment tool which supports MSK clinicians in making difficult decisions in weighing up COVID-19 risk with clinical need, has been rolled out nationwide and published in the BMJ Open Sport &.
- As the pandemic caused clinicians to switch from face-to-face musculoskeletal (MSK) care to providing telephone or video consultations almost overnight, Connect Health, the UK leading independent community provider of musculoskeletal services (including physiotherapy, orthopedics, pain, rheumatology, and occupational health services), initially designed C-CHART to guide their own MSK clinicians to balance the health needs of patients whilst prioritizing patient safety during the protracted Covid-19 outbreak..
- As waiting lists for planned care rise – reports suggest from 4m to 10m by the end of this year, NHS England has recently recommended prioritization of more urgent conditions, including those people whose condition has deteriorated and those waiting the longest, as part of a phased return to pre-COVID-19 service provision..
- the first is the individual patient COVID risk assessment and the second is the clinical prioritization, enabling the clinician to answer questions related to patient risk and the increased risk to the clinicians of a face-to-face appointment…