A Comparison of Health Care Use for Physician-Referred and Self-Referred Episodes of Outpatient Physical Therapy

Des Moines, IA US
April 6, 2012

Target Audience

Healthcare providers and researchers. 


  1. Define the importance of health services research.
  2. Describe the significant differences between physician referred and self-referred episodes of physical therapy services.
  3. Distinguish between cost-effectiveness and resource-use of health services.
  4. Identify relevant health services research topics.


Duffy, Pamela-39415

Pamela A. Duffy, PT, PhD, MEd, OCS, RP, FAPTA
Assistant Professor, Public Health Program, Des Moines University

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
04/06/2012 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/06/2012 - 1:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Student Education Center #115
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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