Healthcare Policy

Healthcare Policy 14(2) November 2018 : 47-58.doi:10.12927/hcpol.2018.25686
Knowledge Translation, Linkage AND Exchange

A Model of Care for Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee: Development of a System-Wide Plan for the Health Sector in Victoria, Australia

Andrew M. Briggs, Carolyn J. Page, Bridget R. Shaw, Andrea Bendrups, Kathleen Philip, Belinda Cary and Peter F. Choong


Osteoarthritis (OA) imposes a significant burden to the person, the health system and the community. Models of Care (MoCs) drive translation of evidence into policy and practice and provide a platform for health system reform. The Victorian MoC for OA of the hip and knee was developed following a best-practice framework, informed by best-evidence and iterative cross-sector consultation, including direct consumer consultation. Governance and external expert advisory committees consisting of local OA care champions facilitated the development and consultation processes. The MoC outlines key components of care, care that is not recommended, and suggests phased implementation strategies. This paper describes the MoC development process and lessons learned.



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