Home 2015 - Volume 15 (2) INTEGRATED CARE PATHWAY (ICP) ON MANAGEMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL RELATED CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN (OCLBP) IN MALAYSIA: A CRITICAL REVIEW
INTEGRATED CARE PATHWAY (ICP) ON MANAGEMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL RELATED CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN (OCLBP) IN MALAYSIA: A CRITICAL REVIEW PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 September 2015 10:50

Shahruz Idzwan Azmi1,, Sharifa Ezat Wan Puteh1, Noor Hassim Ismail1

1Dept. of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine UKM, Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Abstract

Occupational Related Chronic Low Back Pain (OCLBP) is a globally recognized illness that causes reduction in productivity and substantial economic burden to the countries. It requires a multidisclipinary approach involving employer, healthcare provider, compensatory and enforcement agencies. However there is no specific guideline or pathway that has integrated the roles of each responsible agency. The objective of this article is to highlight the need and to propose a coordinated approach through the concept of Integrated Care Pathway (ICP). Therefore, we reviewed international and local guidelines as well as published articles on chronic low back pain and care pathway. We believed that development of a pathway will be able to organize the role of management at every level, reducing the variations in the management, addressing issues of communicating the findings between the responsible stakeholders, fulfilling the requirements as the laws, allows effective and feasible approaches to take place in terms of cost and practicality, and increase the awareness on occupational diseases. Expected challenges such as limitation of resources, unawareness and lack of understanding on OCLBP from every level are issue that we agreed can be bridged through ICP.

Keywords: Occupational related chronic low back pain, integrated care pathway, Activity Based Costing.

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