Clinical Framework

The Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services (Clinical Framework) PDF, 1.29MB outlines a set of guiding principles for the delivery of health services.  These principles are intended to support health professionals in their treatment of an injury through:

  • measurement and demonstration of the effectiveness of treatment
  • adoption of a biopsychosocial approach
  • empowering the injured person to manage their injury
  • implementing goals focused on optimising function, participation and return to work
  • basing treatment on best available research evidence

The framework has been established to:

  • optimise health and return to work outcomes
  • inform health professionals about the TAC's and WorkSafe Victoria's expectations for the management of treatment of people injured in a transport or workplace accident
  • provide a set of guiding principles for the provision of healthcare services
  • ensure the provision of health services which are goal orientated, evidence based and clinically justified
  • assist in the resolution of disputes

Since its review in 2011, the Clinical Framework has achieved national support from all Australian states and territories as well a range of health peak bodies and associations. 

This video has been developed to provide further guidance on the use of the Clinical Framework.  The purpose of the video is to clarify each of the five guiding principles and provide examples of how these can be applied in a clinical practice.