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.