More is Not Necessarily Better
Healthcare is expensive. And, sometimes it’s not even effective.
A recent study published in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy investigated if there was a correlation between how much an episode of care cost and outcomes of those interventions in individuals undergoing non-surgical treatment for shoulder pain.
Results: The outcomes of non-surgical care for shoulder pain at one year found no significant improvements in pain and disability associated with number of visits and financial cost of care.
So, the more expensive the care does not necessarily mean the better the outcome or effectiveness.
At Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI), we pride ourselves on being one of the least expensive physical therapy clinics in the region. Our clinic statistics show that we tend to have a lower number of visits per episode of care along with a lower cost per treatment than other clinics around! Patients at OPTI are typically seen 3 visits less overall, than other local PT clinics and on average, patients save an estimated 42% in overall cost of care! Oh yeah, and we have fantastic outcomes!
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Do the Number of Visits and the Cost of Musculoskeletal Care Improve Outcomes? More May Not Be Better. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2020;50(11):642–648. doi:10.2519/jospt.2020.9440