Muscle and joint related problems pose as one of the most difficult and costly healthcare problems to diagnose in the UK. With high volumes of patients and hard to diagnose symptoms, the route to musculoskeletal diagnosis can be difficult. This doubt and confusion over symptoms, can lead to inaccurate self-diagnosis, inadequate advice and a prolonged treatment path exploring multiple avenues of treatments. This uncertainty not only increases the time in which it takes to resolve an MSK problem, but also rapidly increases the cost of treatment.
PhysioWizard is a digital alternative that can not only improve patient management and routes to treatment but increases the efficiency of the service, whilst cutting the cost.
Benefits for Cost Cutting
With more than 17.8 million people living with an MSK condition in the UK right now it’s no wonder the healthcare industry is struggling to provide the most cost effective and efficient service to all. There is nothing worse than living in severe and prolonged pain, but what makes it even worse is the crippling costs that go hand in hand with diagnosis.
That’s where our digital triage solution can step in. Discover some of the benefits PhysioWizard’s digital triage solution can help to cut the costs, for all MSK sufferers.
PhysioWizard’s digital triage solution works to help reduce the triage process time from 45 minutes to as little as 7 minutes.
We all know what a difference that 30 mins can make when you are suffering extreme pain. Physio Wizard makes the stage of triage both simpler and more efficient. By allowing patients the ability to self asses their own condition through a range of in depth and calculated discovery question.
Directing patients straight to the correct course of treatment. Reducing the need for multiple assessments before landing on the most appropriate pathway of care. This process ensures that your patients are empowered to access the right care and receive treatment at the right time without any delays.
Digital triage also reduces the time needed for an initial face to face assessment, allowing the clinicians more time to implement treatment plans. Whilst also cutting the amount of unnecessary and painful time, patients need to wait for a resolve in treatment. For early MSK sufferers, quick response to treatment is crucial to help prevent acute musculoskeletal problems from becoming chronic.
PhysioWizard works by accumulating data regarding patients’ symptoms and needs, then translating into a management plan with immediate effect. PhysioWizard then provides patients with a direct route to treatment, most suitable to their needs.
In some cases, this better understanding of diagnosis allows for the extended capability of offering self-management and exercises where appropriate. This not only saves time for many patients struggling to visit clinics but also cuts the costs of treatment dramatically.
The Correct Path of Treatment
Using digital triage at the early stage of an MSK problem can prevent the cost of unnecessary discovery examinations and tests. The cost of medical treatment can quickly add up, especially if patients see the wrong healthcare professional.
Receiving the incorrect path of treatment can lead to expensive investigation such as MRI scans or X-rays or. The key to keeping costs low during diagnosis is matching patients to the correct, recommended treatment directly. Especially for MSK suffering patients, who’ initial stage of diagnosis relies on patient history and or a physical examination, as opposed to costly scans and x-rays. Physio Wizard provides a platform for accurate and consistent treatment referral to the recommended healthcare professional.
We hope you found this breakdown of cost saving benefits useful and if you would like to learn more about digital triage, get in touch here.