A Measurement of Knee Osteoarthritis Usual Care
Osteoarthritis is the most common affection of joints worldwide. Multiple international guidelines on the approach and treatment of knee osteoarthritis are available. Nevertheless there seems to be a gap between usual care and the preferred one.
A vigorous set of evidence-based quality indicators on osteoarthritis diagnosis and therapy was developed by a multidisciplinary expert team. This project aims to map usual care and to explore the gaps between usual care and international guidelines in a second stage. This will enable us to develop a tightly targeted quality improvement intervention later on.
Quality Indicators, Health Care
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Retrospective|
- Guideline adherence measured by a number of quality indicators and presented as the percentage of patients in whom a quality indicator was reached [ Time Frame: one measurement at the point of recruitment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Guideline adherence by physicians and physiotherapists will be measured by quality indicators. A questionnaire about the care patients received from diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis till now will be used.
- Barriers and facilitators for guideline adherence [ Time Frame: 10 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Barriers and facilitators for guideline adherence will be explored by focusgroup research with focusgroups of general practitioners, orthopedic surgeons and patients
|Study Start Date:||November 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01649518
|Leuven, Belgium, 3000|