Journal article

Development, implementation and evaluation of an advanced practice in continence and women's health physiotherapy model of care

Robyn Brennen, Margaret Sherburn, Anna Rosamilia

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: With public health facing workforce shortages, increasing costs and increasing demands, innovative patient pathways are vital to meet patient needs. Advanced practice physiotherapy roles are well established in emergency departments and musculoskeletal/orthopaedic services and have begun to emerge in other clinical areas. AIMS: In 2014, the Royal Women's Hospital, Monash Health and Barwon Health received a Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Workforce Innovation grant to develop and implement an advanced practice in continence and women's health physiotherapy assessment model of care. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A new model of care was developed with an advanced pr..

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