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LOW BACK PAIN RAPID ACCESS CLINICS

PROGRAM INFORMATION

As part of a provincial initiative, the Mississauga Halton LHIN in partnership with Trillium Health Partners and Halton Healthcare is launching Central Intake and Rapid Access Clinics for patient with Low Back Pain on February 15, 2019. The low back pain pathway is part of the Rapid Access Clinic for MSK care and stems from the Inter-professional Spine Assessment and Education Clinics (ISAEC).

For more information on ISAEC go to: 

www.isaec.org

Mississauga Halton LHIN

The Rapid Access Clinic (RAC) 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 (APP) is a Regulated Healthcare Professional such as a Physiotherapist and/or Chiropractor with additional training in orthopaedic care.

The objectives of the program include:

  • Improved outcomes and satisfaction for patients with persistent or unmanageable recurrent low back pain
  • Decreased prevalence of chronic unmanageable low back pain
  • Reduced opioid initiation through early non-pharmacological management
  • Decreased utilization of lumbar spine imaging (e.g., MRIs)
  • Reduced unnecessary emergency room visits for low back pain
  • Reduced unnecessary referrals to low back pain-related specialists
  • Improved access to specialist care

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