Outcomes assessment and treatment justification
Publish Date: Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Smith, J.

Presentation: Conference Platform Presentation - Soft Tissue Therapies Conference (Wollongong, Australia)

The terms “outcome, or result, ending, product, conclusion or effect” are used to demonstrate accountability, appropriateness and productivity in a range of settings including health care. Massage therapy practitioners, as do all health care service providers, need to demonstrate the effectiveness of their interventions, particularly if they are seeking reimbursement from third parties. This session will introduce core concepts underpinning the selection and use of outcome measures in massage therapy, and will explore which outcomes may be more relevant for massage therapy. In addition, this session will provide a forum for the development of a recognized set of outcomes which will characterize our profession in the future.