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Table 1 Outline of the four STarT MSK research programme work packages

From: Integrating clinician support with intervention design as part of a programme testing stratified care for musculoskeletal pain in general practice

• WP1 – epidemiological study to test and validate the Keele STarT MSK tool to predict patients’ risk of persistent pain [12]
• WP2
 ◦ Qualitative research with patients and clinicians to identify anticipated barriers and facilitators to the adoption of stratified care [4]
 ◦ Evidence synthesis of effective treatments [13]
 ◦ Consensus process with stakeholders and practitioners to agree recommended matched treatment options for patients at low, medium and high risk, for decision-making in general practice [14]
 ◦ Integrated delivery platform within the electronic health record (EHR)
 ◦ Development of clinician support package
• WP3 – pilot/feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of stratified care in general practice [15, 16]
• WP4 – main cluster randomised controlled trial of stratified care in general practice [17]