MORES 2019 Conference

Understanding Referring System for Knee Osteoarthritis Patient from Primary Health Care-s Physician: A Pilot Study at Al-Ihsan Hospital, Indonesia
Waspodo, Satrio (a); Rachmi. Ami (b)

a. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Muhammadiyah Hospital, Bandung. Faculty of Medicine Universitas Islam Bandung
b. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Al Ihsan Hospital. Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Islam Bandung


Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disease that need a non-pharmacological therapy or rehabilitation program for the management. This study aim to know which specialist that actually refer knee osteoarthritis patient to Physiatrist in Al Ihsan Hospital. From January to June 2019, data were collected from all OA cases. This study uses quantitative research method with observational study design from patient-s medical record. The results shows that 81% patient with knee osteoarthritis referred to Physiatrist from Neurologist in Al Ihsan hospital. Conclusion for this study is there is still a lack of understanding referring system for knee osteoarthritis patient by the primary health care-s physician Further information and standard need to be done to make primary health care-s physician can refer in a right specialists for OA cases.

Keywords: Referring, knee osteoarthritis, physiatrist, primary care physician

Topic: Hospital and Nursing Management


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