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The Global Spine Care Initiative: Resources to Implement a Spine Care Program

By |May 15, 2020|Global Spine Care Initiative|

The Global Spine Care Initiative:
Resources to Implement a Spine Care Program

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SOURCE:   European Spine Journal 2018 (Sep)

Deborah Kopansky-Giles, Claire D. Johnson, Scott Haldeman, Roger Chou, Pierre Côté, Bart N. Green, et al.

Department of Research,
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College,
Toronto, ON, Canada.


PURPOSE:   The purpose of this report is to describe the development of a list of resources necessary to implement a model of care for the management of spine-related concerns anywhere in the world, but especially in underserved communities and low- and middle-income countries.

METHODS:   Contents from the Global Spine Care Initiative (GSCI) Classification System and GSCI care pathway papers provided a foundation for the resources list. A seed document was developed that included resources for spine care that could be delivered in primary, secondary and tertiary settings, as well as resources needed

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The Global Spine Care Initiative: Classification System for Spine-related Concerns

By |May 14, 2020|Global Spine Care Initiative|

The Global Spine Care Initiative:
Classification System for Spine-related Concerns

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SOURCE:   European Spine Journal 2018 (Sep)

Scott Haldeman, Claire D. Johnson, Roger Chou, Margareta Nordin, Pierre Côté, Eric L. Hurwitz, et al.

Department of Epidemiology,
School of Public Health,
University of California Los Angeles,
Los Angeles, CA, USA


PURPOSE: &nbsp The purpose of this report is to describe the development of a classification system that would apply to anyone with a spine-related concern and that can be used in an evidence-based spine care pathway.

METHODS: &nbsp Existing classification systems for spinal disorders were assembled. A seed document was developed through round-table discussions followed by a modified Delphi process. International and interprofessional clinicians and scientists with expertise in spine-related conditions were invited to participate.

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