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Table 1 Descriptive analysis.

From: Analysis of draft Australian rehabilitation service standards: comparison with international standards

  AFRM BSRM CARF
Development Interdisciplinary consultative via AFRM Special Projects Committee Rehabilitation specialist consultative process Commercially developed.
Validation No formal validation Published in peer-reviewed journals Discussion papers
Intent and meanings Advisory Guidelines and audit of rehabilitation services in the UK Accreditation of private rehabilitation services
Evolution One update in progress since inception in 1995 Up-dated twice since developed in 2000 Up-dated annually since 1980s
Consequences Limited utilisation Voluntary utilisation in quality assurance Accreditation actively sought