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Leigh Castleberry

May 16, 2016 | Leigh Castleberry

FOTO Announces D. L. Hart Memorial Outcomes Research Grant Recipient is Dave Walton, PT, PhD

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) May 19, 2016

Dr. Walton will research early intervention and effects of acutely injured patients at risk of transitioning to chronic pain or disability.  Dr. Walton stated "This work will allow clinicians to use the Tramatic Injuries Distress Scale (TIDS) in their clinical decision making process with the goal of reducing or mitigating the burden of chronic problems."  




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May 11, 2016 | Leigh Castleberry

FOTO Announces 2016 D. L Hart International Research Award Recipient is Pedro Gozalo, PhD

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) May 19, 2016

The FOTO 2016 D. L Hart International Research Award was presented to Pedro Gozalo, PhD, for outstanding research relating to rehabilitation. Gozalo is Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health with Brown University.


The research studyBenchmarking Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics Using Functional Status Outcomes, represents a notable contribution toward promoting quality and cost-effectiveness in healthcare.  Specifically the research showed how functional patient-reported data, derived from the Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO) database, can be used to validly benchmark outpatient rehabilitation therapy clinics. Because there was sufficient variation in provider outcomes use for benchmarking, the FOTO dataset would be useful in pay-for-performance models. Co-authors involved in the research include Linda Resnik, PT, PhD and Benjamin Silver, BA.   


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