FHCW Sports Medicine Clinic Quality Improvement Project
Rajiv Balasuriya, MD
A large population of patients at the FHCW sports medicine clinic present with knee pain secondary to osteoarthritis of the knee. Although verbal education is given to the patients, no additional educational materials are given to the patients to reinforce and help patients remember what was said about osteoarthritis, lifestyle modifications, and possible treatment options. My goal was, by June 1st, to have at least 80% of the osteoarthritis patients leave with educational material at the end of the clinic session.
Also, patients present with a large variety of medical concerns, such as shoulder pain, knee pain, ankle pain, hip pain, etc. to the sports medicine clinic. However, documentation of the physical exam is very limited because of the patient encounter form used in the clinic. My goal was to increase documentation of the physical examination, to at least 90% of significant physical exam findings documented by June 1st.