For MOs - Announcement of a Framework to Evaluate Musculoskeletal Models of Care

A Framework to Evaluate Musculoskeletal Models of Care

Dear Member Organsiations


The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health are pleased to inform you of the first internationally-informed Framework for Developing and Evaluating Musculoskeletal Models of Care.  This has been developed by a team of Australian researchers in partnership with the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health. 


We were part of the process and the document has both ER-WCPT and WCPT logos.

What are Models of Care?

Models of Care are guides or policies that outline the principles of care for particular conditions and how to implement that care in a local setting.

Who is the Framework for?

The Framework is intended to help those tasked with planning, implementing or evaluating health services to achieve an optimal Model of Care and its sustainable implementation. While the World Health Organisation has developed a guide to assist nations in assessing capacity for responding to the burden of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and lung diseases, this Framework assists nations specifically address musculoskeletal health challenges through Models of Care.

How was the framework developed?

Led by Associate Professor Andrew Briggs (Curtin University, Australia), the Framework was informed by experts from 30 nations, representing high, middle and low-income economies, using a phased research approach.

Why is it important?

As Governments and other agencies worldwide recognise the immense burden of disease associated with musculoskeletal conditions, Models of Care will become increasingly important as a system-wide response. The Framework will help to support development efforts in Models of Care and offer an approach to standardising evaluation.

Download: Executive Summary here 

Download: Full report here

Register your details here to receive updates about the Framework, other resources and opportunities to participate in further work related to the Framework


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