Training in our protocol for comprehensive single-visit multidisciplinary assessment of persons living in the community with significant neurological or orthopedic disability.
Problem: People in the community run into challenges, ranging from progressive of neurological disorders to loss of family support to an opportunity to go to college. Best solutions may involve multiple physician consultations, varied allied health professional consultations and myriad social resources. It’s difficult to understand the barriers and opportunities and almost impossible to coordinate these all towards the patient’s goals.
Solution: We established an innovative evaluation tool called the Quick Program that provides comprehensive outpatient planning for addressing multidisciplinary approaches for recovery. A randomized controlled trial funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation showed improved compliance, function, quality of life, and patient satisfaction.
Approach: Haig et al Consulting works with an existing rehabilitation team to develop a customized plan to implement the Quick Program Assessment at their sites. Our work includes:
- Meeting with key rehabilitation leaders to identify and train appropriate allied health team members in our multidisciplinary approach.
- Providing custom patient questionnaires, therapy and physiatrist evaluation forms, family-specific information, individual team member assessments and team meeting documents.
- Offering quality benchmarks and measurements.
Read about our research
- Patient-oriented rehabilitation planning in a single visit: first-year review of the Quick Program
- Outpatient planning for persons with physical disabilities: a randomized prospective trial of physiatrist alone versus a multidisciplinary team.
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