Clinical framework

Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services

What it is

The Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services is an evidence-based, best practice approach that guides health care professionals as they help patients with a workers compensation claim recover and return to work.

Who should use it

Doctors and other healthcare professionals, workplace rehabilitation providers and injury management co‑ordinators can use the Clinical Framework to maximise an injured worker’s recovery.

The five principles

We encourage you to apply the five key principles of the Clinical Framework as you deliver health services or manage injuries:

  1. Measure and demonstrate the effectiveness of treatment.
  2. Adopt a biopsychosocial approach.
  3. Empower the injured person to manage their injury.
  4. Implement goals focused on optimising function, participation and return to work.
  5. Base the treatment on the best available research evidence.

Find the Clinical Framework

You will find the Clinical Framework and an overview video on the WorkSafe Victoria website.

Please note

The Clinical Framework was launched by WorkSafe Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission in June 2012. WorkCover Tasmania, along with other Australian workers compensation jurisdictions and peak health associations, endorses the Clinical Framework. However, WorkCover Tasmania does not require the use of the Clinical Framework, nor is its application required under any Tasmanian legislation. It is not issued by WorkCover Tasmania for the purposes of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988; and is not made available or recommended by WorkCover Tasmania for the purposes of fulfilling legislative responsibilities.


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