THE IMPACT AND COST OF SHORT-TERM HEALTH STAFFING IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES
Grant number: DP150102227 | Funding period: 2015 - 2020
This project aims to examine the impact of the increasing levels of short-term health staffing in remote communities upon service acceptability to patients, workload and attitudes of long-term resident primary health care staff, and the effectiveness and cost of health services. There is a dearth of information about this 'fly in/fly out' (FIFO) workforce in remote communities, which have the worst health outcomes in the country. The project aims to inform consumers, health practitioners, health service planners and policy-makers about the impact of FIFO, as well as to contribute to the development of strategies designed to stabilise the remote health workforce.
Related publications (3)
Remote health workforce turnover and retention: what are the policy and practice priorities?
John Wakerman, John Humphreys, Deborah Russell, Steven Guthridge, Lisa Bourke, Terry Dunbar, Yuejen Zhao, Mark Ramjan, Lorna Murakami-Gold, Michael P Jones
BACKGROUND: Residents of remote communities in Australia and other geographically large countries have comparatively poorer access..
More than just numbers! Perceptions of remote area nurse staffing in Northern Territory Government health clinics
Terry Dunbar, Lisa Bourke, Lorna Murakami-Gold
OBJECTIVE: The need for more Remote Area Nurses in the Northern Territory is clear. This paper investigates the perspectives of Re..
Assessing the Impact and Cost of Short-Term Health Workforce in Remote Indigenous Communities in Australia: A Mixed Methods Study Protocol
John Wakerman, John Humphreys, Lisa Bourke, Terry Dunbar, Michael Jones, Timothy Carey, Steven Guthridge, Deborah Russell, David Lyle, Yuejen Zhao, Lorna Murakami-Gold
BACKGROUND: Remote Australia is a complex environment characterized by workforce shortages, isolated practice, a large resident In..