On the constructs of quality physiotherapy

Karen Grimmer, Matthew Beard, Alison Bell, Lucy Chipchase, Elizabeth Edwards, Ian Fulton, Tiffany Gill

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The quality of physiotherapy services invites evaluation using a range of constructs. These must reflect the needs of different stakeholders and the different elements of the 'package' of physiotherapy. Measurement of quality can consider organisation of the service, the way in which care is provided, the way in which information about care is recorded and used for evaluation purposes, and, the outcome of care. A clear understanding of the elements of quality is essential for physiotherapists to be competitive by providing consistently effective services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Physiotherapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000


  • Episode of care
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Outcome and process assessment (health care)
  • Quality of health care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Grimmer, K., Beard, M., Bell, A., Chipchase, L., Edwards, E., Fulton, I., & Gill, T. (2000). On the constructs of quality physiotherapy. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 46(1), 3-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0004-9514(14)60308-1