Burgess, R, Lewis, M, McRobert, C and Hill, JC (2021) Developing a core outcome set for community and primary care musculoskeletal services: A consensus approach. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 55 (102415). 1- 10. ISSN 2468-7812

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BACKGROUND: At present there is no core outcome set (COS) for use in community and primary care Musculoskeletal (MSK) services across the UK. Services are therefore collecting different MSK outcomes and metrics in different ways and at different times. Standardising MSK data collection is essential in order for fair and impactful benchmarking to improve the quality of care delivered to the millions of patients presenting each year with MSK disorders. OBJECTIVE: To gain consensus on a proposed set of metrics that could be used to develop a COS for use in routine practice in community and primary care MSK services in the UK and to make recommendations to inform a future national MSK audit. METHODS: A consensus process involving researchers, healthcare professionals and patients. Previous research generated an initial list of proposed metrics. This proposal was then taken to wider stakeholder consensus via an online survey designed for both healthcare professionals and MSK service users. RESULTS: 199 respondents completed the survey, 166 healthcare professionals and 33 service users (25/33 eligible to answer all items within the survey). Metrics that reached strong consensus were; age, pain site, comorbidities, duration of symptoms, work status, work absence, work absence duration. No Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) met strong consensus and all Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) other than timeliness/convenience met strong consensus criteria. CONCLUSION: 7 baseline factors and 9 PREM domains reached strong consensus. The MSK-HQ PROM was the highest rated outcome measure so was also recommended for inclusion in an MSK COS.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Outcome measures; Metrics; Benchmarking
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC925 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2021 08:07
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2021 14:08
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9954

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