Musculoskeletal workforce service forecast

Lead: Associate Professor Sue Stott

This report looked at how to improve efficiency and effectiveness in musculoskeletal care. It is one of a number of forecasts commissioned by Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) to build a picture of the future health and disability workforce.

Recommendations included:

  • make managing musculoskeletal disorders a core competency for GPs and physiotherapists
  • develop a workforce skilled in caring for older people
  • more emphasis on rehabilitation and self-care.

See also the Rehabilitation workforce service forecast for related recommendations.

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