The ACC Consumer Outlook Group issued a Read Codes update in June 2016. Read Codes record an injury diagnosis and are used by ACC to keep track of the injury type, and determine the treatment and help a client may be entitled to. This update is in response to concerns about the processes around updating these codes and the information which needs to be provided to ACC.
A team of Australian researchers, in partnership with the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health has developed the first internationally-informed framework for developing and evaluating musculoskeletal Models of Care.
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Select this link to view information on the Royal College of Physicians Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP).
The Fragility Fracture Network (FFN’s) mission is to promote globally the optimal multidisciplinary management of the patients with a fragility fracture, including secondary prevention. FFN is a fast growing organisation with global reach and a multidisciplinary membership, currently with 40% of the membership being orthopaedic surgeons.
NZMAT is a civilian-based disaster medical assistance team comprising clinical and allied staff including doctors, nurses, paramedics, allied health, and non-medical members such as logisticians.
The NZMAT Newsletter highlights some of the current work and activity underway to establish an NZMAT capability.
Further information about NZMAT is available from the Ministry of Health website.