Table 1

Multidisciplinary stakeholders represented in the WA Musculoskeletal Health Network ( http://www.healthnetworks.health.wa.gov.au/network/musculoskeletal.cfm webcite)
Category of stakeholder Examples
Allied health professionals Physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, occupational therapists, psychologists
Carers Individuals who care for people with chronic health and musculoskeletal conditions
Consumers Individuals with chronic health conditions and chronic musculoskeletal conditions
Corporate Health insurance companies (profit and not-for-profit)
Cross-jurisdictional representation NSW Musculoskeletal Network members
General practitioners
Inter-departmental representation WorkCover WA, WorkSafe WA, Disability Services Commission
Medical specialists Rheumatologists, endocrinologists, orthopaedic surgeons, pain specialists, anaesthetists
Medicare Locals
Non-government organisations Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA, Injury Control Council of WA, Council of the Ageing
Nursing Nurses and nurse practitioners
Pharmacists Community and hospital pharmacists
Policy makers and planners Officers across the divisions of the Department, officers from the Area Health Services
Professional Organisations Australian Physiotherapy Association, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Australian Chiropractic Association, Australian Rheumatology Association
Research, Education and Training Organisations Universities, Research Institutes

Briggs et al.

Briggs et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:394   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-394

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