John Harrison, Amar Rangan, Ajit Shetty, Carol Robinson
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, Vol. 8, Iss. 2, 01 Feb 2001, pp 57 - 59

Orthopaedic outpatient waiting lists remain long. Many patients are referred with conditions not requiring surgery. During the first year of a specialist shoulder assessment clinic run by an extended scope physiotherapy practitioner in a district general hospital, 130 patients were assessed with an average waiting time of 58 days and 50% of patients were treated by physiotherapy alone.

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