Collaboration and support for the Clinical Framework
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) are pleased to present the Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services.
The Clinical Framework signifies the work of the Health Service Group (HSG), a collaboration between the TAC and WorkSafe, which builds on the strengths of each organisation to support healthcare professionals deliver the right care at the right time to individuals with a compensable injury.
The Clinical Framework outlines a set of guiding principles for the delivery of health services. These principles are intended to support healthcare 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
- Base treatment on best available research evidence
In 2011, a review of the Clinical Framework was carried out to ensure the five guiding principles were in line with best practice and could be applied across a range of injury types.
As part of the review process, consultation was undertaken with clinical, academic and inter-jurisdictional representatives ensuring a common framework for the delivery of health services while clarifying expectations when treating an individual with a compensable injury.
This revised version of the Clinical Framework reflects the most contemporary approach to treatment and incorporates recent developments in evidence based practice and use of objective outcome measurement in clinical practice.
I would like to thank and acknowledge the members of the Inter-Jurisdictional and Clinical Framework Advisory Committees involved in the review process.
On behalf of the TAC and WorkSafe we look forward to working with you in delivering the principles of the Clinical Framework.
Health Services Group
Transport Accident Commission and WorkSafe Victoria
The Clinical Framework is presented by
The Clinical Framework is supported by
States and territories
New South Wales
- Motor Accidents Authority (see State Insurance Regulatory Authority)
- WorkCover (see SafeWork, State Insurance Regulatory Authority and icare)
- WorkCover Queensland
- Q-COMP (see WorkSafe: Workers' Compensation Regulatory Services)
- Motor Accident Insurance Commission
- WorkCoverSA (see ReturnToWorkSA)
- Government of South Australia
- WorkCover Tasmania (see WorkSafe Tasmania)
- Motor Accidents Insurance Board
Peak bodies and associations
- Australian Osteopathic Association (see Osteopathy Australia)
- Australian Physiotherapy Association
- Australian Psychological Society
- Chiropractors' Association of Australia (see Australian Chiropractors Association)
- Chiropractors' Association of Australia, VIC (see Australian Chiropractors Association)
- Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia (see Chiropractic Australia)
- Occupational Therapy Australia
WorkSafe Victoria is a trading name of the Victorian WorkCover Authority.
The information presented in the Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services is intended for general use only. It should not be viewed as a definitive guide to the law, and should be read in conjunction with the Transport Accident Act 1986 (Transport Accident Commission) and the Accident Compensation Act 1985 (WorkSafe Victoria).
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the Clinical Framework, the advice contained herein may not apply in every circumstance. Accordingly, the TAC and WorkSafe Victoria cannot be held responsible, and extends no warranties as to:
- the suitability of the information for any particular purpose; and
- actions taken by third parties as a result of information contained in the Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services
This publication is protected by copyright. The TAC and WorkSafe Victoria encourages the free transfer, copying and printing of this publication if such activities support the purposes and intent for which the publication was developed.
This publication is current as at June 2012 and replaces and supersedes all previous versions of this publication.