Patient-centred, quality care must be at the heart of every interaction Ontarians have with the health system. Improving the quality and delivery of treatment for low back pain can make a life-changing difference to thousands of people in the province. This is why the province is currently rolling out a three-pronged Low Back Pain Strategy.
- Evidence-based amendments to the Schedule of Benefits, improving access to patients most in need of diagnostic services became effective April 1, 2012.
- Educational tools to assist you in better managing low back pain patients
- Testing two new provincial models of care, which include :
- A) The Inter-professional Spine Assessment and Education Clinics Pilot program which will help ensure that patients suffering from non-acute low back pain get timely access to assessment, education and shared-care treatment plans.
- B) The Primary Care Low Back Pain Pilot program which will support inter-professional primary care teams to deliver better care to patients experiencing low back pain.