Read about workplace innovation projects to improve return to work funded by the WCB’s Research and Workplace Innovation Program (RWIP).

Clinical Decision Support Tools for Selecting Interventions for Patients with Disabling Musculoskeletal Disorders

Front-line employees in healthcare and workers compensation frequently make challenging decisions about the most appropriate treatments for injured workers to help facilitate return to work. Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tools are designed to inform these decisions based on individual worker characteristics. The primary goal of this study was to conduct a scoping review of currently available CDS tools and identify and create an inventory of tools to help stakeholders make treatment decisions for patients with musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs).


The final resources of this review include an inventory of available CDS tools for MSIs with commentary on the status of research in this area as well as key concepts and definitions for future reporting in this area.