COMPREHENSIVE QUALITY CARE STANDARDS FOR HIP AND KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS
These standards are designed for individuals with osteoarthritis. The version for clinicians is here.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. It’s a chronic, progressive condition with no cure. More cases of OA are diagnosed each year in Alberta because we’re living longer, and obesity rates are going up. Being obese puts more stress on the hips and knees. OA of the hip and knee joints can have a huge impact on your mobility and quality of life.
These nine care standards support care for adults with OA of the hip and knee. The nine standards focus on assessment, diagnosis, treatment, self-management, and measurement of this condition for people across all health care settings.
SETTING UP FOR SUCCESS
Being Assessed for OA (Osteoarthritis)
Developing a Care Plan
Tailoring Treatments Over Time
Core Treatment 1: Education
Core Treatment 2: Exercise and Physical Activity
Core Treatment 3: Managing Weight
SETTING UP FOR SUCCESS
Being Referred For Joint Surgery
Measuring Quality of Care
ABOUT THE STANDARDS
Comprehensive Quality Care Standards for Osteoarthritis includes nine consensus based statements that use evidence to guide the ideal OA care for people in Alberta with OA.
These standards guide the reader through a conservative OA care journey, while still recognizing that every person will have their own OA journey and care should be tailored to them. This body of work is living and will be updated about once a year. Please contact ABJHI if you would like to know more about the updating process.
CURRENT CONSERVATIVE OA CLINICAL COMMITTEE
|Chair: Donna Davies||AHS Physiotherapist, Central Zone Practice Lead|
|Dr. Joanne Homik||Rheumatologist|
|Dr. Allyson Jones||University of Alberta Professor Dept of Physical Therapy; School of Public Health|
|Dr. Marni Wesner||Sports Medicine University of Alberta Glen Sather Sport Medicine Clinic, Assistant Professor University of Alberta|
|Christine Gregoire-Gau||Occupational Therapist, Camrose Musculoskeletal Clinic|
|Dr. Ted Findlay||Family Physician at the Calgary Chronic Pain Centre, Assistant Professor at Dept. of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary|
|Dr. Sarah Koles||Musculoskeletal Radiologist in Calgary, Associate Clinical Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary|
|Kimberley Phillips||Pharmacist, Extended Health Team at the Foothills Primary Care Network|
|Dr. Steve Kwan||Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chief of Surgery Chinook Regional Hospital|
|Sheila Kelly||Orthopaedic Nurse, Manager Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network|
The Health Quality of Ontario’s Quality Standards for Care for Adults with OA of the Knee, Hip, or Hand 1010Health Quality Ontario. Osteoarthritis: Care for adults with osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, or hand. Toronto, Ontario: Health Quality Ontario; 2018.were an inspiration for this body of work for Albertans.