Dr. Pierre C�t� has won the consulting contract to develop the Minor Injury Protocol, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) announced.
Dr. C�t� was awarded the contract after an open and competitive Request for Proposal process, said the regulator.
Scientists and other experts will contribute to the development of an evidence-based Minor Injury Treatment Protocol (MITP) that will form the basis of a new Minor Injury Guideline. The protocol will be used by insurers and health care providers when treating minor injuries resulting from automobile accidents and ensure that there is an extensive continuum of care based on current and scientific and medical evidence.
The MITP will include clinical prediction rules to screen for patients who may be at higher risk for developing chronic pain and disability. In addition, it will focus on treatment outcomes and provide health care providers with numerous milestones that could be used to measure progress.
Dr. C�t� is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute Of Technology. He also holds appointments at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at The University of Toronto and at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
In 2010, Dr. C�t� was appointed as Chair of the Catastrophic Impairment Expert Panel, a panel mandated to inform the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Ontario Minister of Finance on reforms to the definition of Catastrophic Impairment in the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. Dr. C�t� is the Principal Investigator of the University Health Network Whiplash Intervention Trial, a randomized clinical trial of the effectiveness of three programs of care for the treatment of whiplash injuries.