The Australian Physical Therapy Association just put out this article, “Wise Choices”, about the problem of low value healthcare in physio.
Physios are usually optimistic about the benefits of their diagnoses and treatments, but sometimes underestimate the costs. These costs are not just in time and money, but also the cost of making a person into a patient.
The authors say that physio curricula should include material on the concept of low value-healthcare, and the dangers of overdiagnosis and overtreatment. And, crucially, strategies to avoid these things, because it’s easier said than done!
For a brilliant full discussion about this, listen to this episode of @ptinquesthttp://ptpodcast.com/pt-inquest-episode-104-the-costs-of-l…/