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Clinical framework

Comcare has endorsed the Clinical Framework, which outlines a set of guiding principles for the delivery of allied health services to injured workers. The framework has been established to:

  • optimise health and return to work outcomes
  • inform healthcare providers about Comcare’s expectations for the management of injured workers
  • provide a set of guiding principles for the provision of healthcare services for injured workers, healthcare professionals and Comcare staff
  • ensure healthcare services are goal oriented, evidence-based and clinically justified.

All allied healthcare providers dealing with injured workers are expected to adopt these principles within the standards of their professions.

The Clinical Framework was initially developed by WorkSafe Victoria in 2004 and revised in 2012. This revised version reflects the most contemporary approach to treatment and incorporates recent developments in evidence-based practice. Academic and clinical representatives were consulted.

The Clinical Framework is supported by the following peak bodies and associations:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Australian Osteopathic Association
  • Occupational Therapy Australia
  • Chiropractors Association of Australia.

View the Clinical Framework.

Page last updated: 13 Jan 2017