Victorian Model of Care for Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee


Institutions: Victorian Musculoskeletal Clinical Leadership Group, Musculoskeletal Australia (formerly MOVE), St Vincent’s Health
Year: 2018

As a strategy to address the burden of disease of osteoarthritis (OA) in Victoria and optimally align health services to consumers’ needs and evidence, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services commissioned the development of a Model of Care (MoC). A MoC is an evidence- and consultation-informed framework that describes what and how health services and other resources should be delivered locally to people who live with specific health conditions.

The Victorian Model of Care for Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee was informed by an External Expert Advisory Committee and aligns with MoCs in other Australian jurisdictions, Victorian health policy and current care standards and guidelines for OA care.

During the development of the MoC, the Department of Health and Human Services commissioned MOVE to conduct a consumer consultation in conjunction with the model of care project team at St Vincent’s Hospital.

Access the report, summary and consumer consultation here.




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