The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) recognises that improving the quality of healthcare is high on the agenda within the UK . Standardised and validated clinical outcome measures are one way of gauging the service delivery, quality of patient care provision and the quality of clinical practice within the NHS.

Orthopaedic Scores is a highly useful website that collates an array of orthopaedic outcome measures all under one roof.

Outcome measures are available to be accessed by both patients and clinicians, can be saved electronically or printed as hardcopies and are entirely confidential.

Examples include the KOOS (Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score), the DASH (Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand) and the Oswestry Low Back Pain score.

Used correctly, outcome measures offer the ability to highlight if a patients orthopaedic complaint is being managed well, or indeed, if it is not, whilst also offering substantiated, valid evidence that can compliment an onward referral to our orthopaedic colleagues.

Click here for a link through the Orthopaedic Score homepage