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    STUDIA EDUCATIO ARTIS GYMNASTICAE - Issue no. 1 / 2017  
         
  Article:   UTILIZATION OF PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES IN THE WORD.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24193/subbeag.62(1).09

Published Online: 2017-03-01
Published Print: 2017-03-15

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Introduction. Both at the national and international levels, direct access for patients to physical therapy services is currently under debate. Direct access for patients seeking physical therapy care might reduce waiting time and costs, and thus be of benefit for patients and health insurance companies. Objectives. The purpose of this study was to assess current evidence and evaluate the impact of physical therapy guideline adherence on subsequent healthcare costs and utilization for patients. Materials and methods. Data Sources is from Value in Health (2011-2016) and an electronic search was conducted in PubMed, at the 15th of January 2017. Key words were used independently and in combination including: physical therapy, physiotherapy and utilization. Results. The initial search of each database results were as follows: Value in Health (15) and Medline (PubMed) (41). Thus, a total of 56 results were identified. After applying the inclusion criteria and omitting duplicates, 22 articles remained and were included in this review. Conclusion. Utilization of physiotherapy in the word is different but where they oft use this therapy the health care costs became reduced.

Key words: physical therapy, physiotherapy, utilization.
 
         
     
         
         
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