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Check the referral criteria below.

Referral Criteria

Before being referred to Waikato Escalated Care, the following criteria must be met:

  •  The client has suffered a lower back or shoulder injury; and
  • There has been no meaningful improvement with 3 weeks of primary care input

Note: Earlier entry to a service bundle is permissible if:

  • The client has a lower back injury with referred leg pain; or
  • The client has evidence of a full thickness shoulder rotator cuff tear on imaging; or
  • A specialist has assessed the client and considers that an escalated care service bundle is more appropriate.