Studies About OT’s Effectiveness Are Most-Viewed in Health Policy Journals

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Studies About OT’s Effectiveness Are Most-Viewed in Health Policy Journals

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Two recent studies that demonstrate the effectiveness and value of occupational therapy were among the top-viewed articles in two health policy journals.

AOTA reported on a study by health policy researchers that found occupational therapy helped reduce readmissions in September. That study was the most viewed article in Medical Care Research and Review for the month of September!


Another study in Health Affairs found that occupational therapy can help people age in place and stay out of nursing homes. AOTA also reported on that study here. Currently that article is the third most-popular article of the month.

  

Not only are researchers demonstrating the value of occupational therapy, but clearly people are interested in reading the research as well!

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  • This is really great news! It's so important during this time when health care payment reform is gaining momentum, that we get the word out to a receptive audience that evidence supports the value and effectiveness of OT intervention.