Rehabilitate, Investigate or Operate? – Booklet
One of the most powerful skills for any medical practitioner to have is to know when and where to refer a patient when assistance is required beyond their own circle of expertise. This is especially true for health professionals servicing remote locations, where the desire to act fast often competes with the upheaval and cost of increased travel for specialized services.
Rehabilitate, Investigate or Operate? is a 28 page booklet written by Australian Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Karen Finnin. Finnin succinctly summarises the criteria required to guide GP decision making for accurate referral of patients with musculoskeletal injuries. Rehabilitate, Investigate or Operate? will ensure patients obtain appropriate follow up – either rehabilitation services, further investigation or surgical opinion.