Value based commissioning of MSK Procedures: an appraisal of the evidence for the proposed policies

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Record ID 32015000460
Authors' recommendations: The project team have conducted an independent appraisal of the evidence underpinning 14 proposed policies for musculo-skeletal (MSK) procedures. Northumberland CCG had developed an MSK resource pack to ensure that procedures are provided within the context of the needs of the overall population and the evidence of clinical and cost effectiveness. The CCG will only support the commissioning and payments of the 16 listed procedures in this policy when a patient meets the inclusion criteria. Patients who are not eligible for treatment under this policy may be considered on an individual basis where their clinician believes exceptional circumstances exist that warrant deviation from this policy. In September 2014, Northumberland CCG presented the MSK resource pack to the Value Based Clinical Policy Implementation Group. Northumberland indicated that, if agreed by other CCGs, these procedures would be incorporated into the regional Value Based Commissioning policy. As part of this process we were asked to undertake an independent appraisal of the evidence underpinning the proposed policies for MSK procedures. Two of the 16 proposed policies included in the MSK resource pack were already included in the regional Value Based Commissioning Policy and required an approved individual funding request. This briefing summarises our appraisals of the evidence for the remaining 14 policies.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England
MeSH Terms
  • Health Planning
Organisation Name: University of York
Contact Address: University of York, York, Y01 5DD, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 1904 321040, Fax: +44 1904 321041,
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Copyright: University of York
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