THS - Southern Region Podiatry Service: Prioritisation Matrix

Consumers/patients who are referred THO-South Podiatry Services are prioritised for care according to medical need and podiatry need.

Prioritisation Matrix

 Medical Need

 

 Podiatry Need

HIGH RISK

Diabetes/ Rheumatoid/ Renal dialysis or HIV/ AIDS with complications

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Neurological disorders

Immunocompromised or Immunosuppressed

 

AT RISK

Diabetes/ Rheumatoid/ Renal dialysis or HIV/ AIDS without complications

Osteoarthritis

Connective tissue disorders

Peripheral Oedema

Long term steroid use

Terminally ill

MOBILITY/ACCESSIBILITY

Medical conditions – not directly affecting feet

Obesity

Cardiac bending or breathing problems

Impaired vision/ Falls risk

Severe learning disability/ Psychiatric illnesses

*HACC eligibility criteria

HIGH PRIORITY

Acute Pain

Acute/Chronic painful lesions

Ulceration/Breakdown/Infection

Pre/Post- Amputation

Acute Charcot Neuroarthropathy

Foreign body

Onychocryptosis

Severe deformity

 Priority 1

 Priority 2

 Priority 2

MEDIUM PRIORITY

Biomechanical/ Gait Dysfunction /Moderate deformity

Neurovascular corn

Priority 2

Priority 2

Priority 3

LOW PRIORITY

Mild Pain

Epidermal fissures

Fungal infections

Asymptomatic biomechanics

Correctable deformity

Pathological toenails

Footwear related pathology

Priority 3

Priority 3

 Priority 4