(Reference: http://www.who.int/hrh/statistics/Health_workers_classification.pdf )
(Reference: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/isco/isco88/3226.htm )
3. International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) is a tool for organizing jobs into a clearly defined set of groups according to the tasks and duties undertaken in the job.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified physiotherapists in professional group (ISCO Code 2264) and paramedical professionals have been classified in a separate entity (ISCO code 2240).
(Reference: http://www.who.int/hrh/statistics/Health_ workers_classification.pdf)
4. World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) : Physical therapists are qualified and professionally required to: -undertake a comprehensive examination/assessment of the patient/client or needs of a client group -evaluate the findings from the examination/assessment to make clinical judgments regarding patients/clients -formulate a diagnosis, prognosis and plan -provide consultation within their expertise and determine when patients/clients need to be referred to another healthcare professional -implement a physical therapist intervention/treatment programme -determine the outcomes of any interventions/treatments -make recommendations for self-management.
(Reference: http://www.msotptcouncil.com/OTPTActs.aspx )
7. Government of India: Quality Council of India ,Survey Report & Recommendations Of Clinical Establishments :The treatment of disease, bodily defects, or bodily weaknesses by physical remedies, as massage, special exercises, etc., rather than by drugs.
(Reference: http://clinicalestablishments.nic.in/WriteReadData/384.pdf Page 11)
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