In January, we hosted a webinar focused on the importance of outcomes tracking in physical therapy. In addition to explaining why it’s absolutely critical that therapists collect objective data on patient progress, we highlighted a few of the reports available in WebPT Outcomes. With the move to a value-based payment environment already in full swing, outcomes tracking is a hot topic in the physical therapy space, and that meant lots of thoughtful question from our webinar audience.
In this post, we examine why outcome measurement tools must account for complicating factors and what happens when they don’t.
You already know that health care is about more than diagnosing and treating a disease or impairment—it’s about treating the whole person, because that person is more than his or her condition or symptoms. Fortunately, the rest of the healthcare community is finally catching on.
How PTs and OTs can balance the use of performance-based outcomes measures, self-reported ones, and hybrids.
ere’s when you should use QucikDASH, LEFS, Dizziness Handicap Inventory, Oswestry, and Neck Disability Index during treatment.