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HIP & KNEE RAPID ACCESS CLINIC

PROGRAM INFORMATION

As part of a provincial initiative, the Mississauga Halton LHIN in partnership with Halton Healthcare and Trillium Health Partners is launching Central Intake and Rapid Access Clinics (RAC) for patients with moderate to severe hip and knee arthritis on November 1st, 2018 to ensure equitable access to a high quality care continuum for musculoskeletal care.

 

The Rapid Access Clinic provides patients with an assessment by an Advanced Practice Provider within 4 weeks of when the completed referral is received by the Central Intake Program. An Advanced Practice Provider is a Regulated Healthcare Professional such as a Physiotherapist, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Chiropractor with additional training in orthopaedic care. The Advanced Practice Provider conducts a standardized assessment and based on results, patients will be referred for surgical consult or provided with non-surgical recommendations. Along the care continuum, Primary Care Providers will receive updates on their patient’s journey.

 

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BENEFITS:

PATIENTS

PRIMARY CARE

SURGEONS

  • Timely assessment and consultation
  • Education regarding assessment findings and treatment options
  • Individualized treatment plan
  • Maintenance of patient choice of hospital, surgeon, or next available for surgical candidates
  • One point of contact for referrals (hip, knee, and low back pain) and clear referral criteria
  • Enhanced communication between providers
  • Assistance with conservative management of patients
  • Maintained provider and patient choice
  • Increase in appropriate referrals
  • Necessary information on patient’s clinical history, physical exam findings, and indications of patient’s readiness to proceed with surgery
  • Assistance with supporting patient through education and management options during wait time for surgery

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS INITIATIVE GO TO: 

MISSISSAUGA HALTON LHIN

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND LONG-TERM CARE