ED overburdening is a major concern for healthcare systems. As a response, physiotherapists have emerged as healthcare providers in EDs, especially for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. However, their scope of action is still highly variable across countries and professional regulations.
Fifteen studies involving 30,476 patients were found to be eligible. The Effective Public Health Practice Project (EPHPP) Quality Assessment Tool was used to assess methodological quality. Six, five, and four studies had a strong, moderate, and weak quality rating, respectively.