This Tool was developed by the Centre for Effective Practice (“CEP”) with clinical leadership from Drs. Julia Alleyne, Hamilton Hall and Y. Raja Rampersaud. In addition, this Tool was informed by advice from our Education Planning Committee, Clinical Working Group and target end-users engaged throughout the development process. The development of this Tool was originally funded by the Government of Ontario (2012) and the current 2016 revision was funded by Centre for Effective Practice.
This Tool was developed for licensed health care professionals in Canada as a guide only and does not constitute medical or other professional advice. Primary care providers and other health care professionals are required to exercise their own clinical judgment in using this Tool. Neither the Centre for Effective Practice (“CEP”), the Canadian Spine Society, the Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario, The College of Family Physicians of Canada, the contributors to this Tool, nor any of their respective agents, appointees, directors, officers, employees, contractors, members or volunteers: (i) are providing medical, diagnostic or treatment services through this Tool; (ii) to the extent permitted by applicable law, accept any responsibility for the use or misuse of this Tool by any individual including, but not limited to, primary care providers or entity, including for any loss, damage or injury (including death) arising from or in connection with the use of this Tool, in whole or in part; or (iii) give or make any representation, warranty or endorsement of any external sources referenced in this Tool (whether specifically named or not) that are owned or operated by third parties, including any information or advice contained therein.
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