Effectiveness of PhysioDirect telephone assessment and advice services for patients with musculoskeletal problems: pragmatic randomised controlled trial

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  • Chris Salisbury
  • Alan A Montgomery
  • Sandra Hollinghurst
  • Cherida Hopper
  • Annette Bishop
  • Angelo Franchini
  • Surinder Kaur
  • Jeanette Hall
  • Sean Grove
  • Nadine E Foster


To assess the clinical effectiveness, effect on waiting times, and patient acceptability of PhysioDirect services in patients with musculoskeletal problems, compared with usual care.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)f43
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Adult, Appointments and Schedules, Female, Great Britain, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Physical Therapy Modalities, Questionnaires, Telephone