Journal article

The iMpact on practice, oUtcomes and costs of New roles for health pROfeSsionals: a study protocol for MUNROS

Christine Bond, Hanne Bruhn, Antoinette de Bont, Job van Exel, Reinhard Busse, Matthew Sutton, Robert Elliott

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The size and composition of the European Union healthcare workforce are key drivers of expenditure and performance; it now includes new health professions and enhanced roles for established professions. This project will systematically analyse how this has contributed to health service redesign, integration and performance in 9 European countries (Scotland, England, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Norway, and Turkey(i)). This paper describes the protocol for collection of survey data in 3 distinct care pathways, and sets it in the context of the wider programme. METHODS: Questionnaires will be distributed to healthcare professionals (n=14,580), managers (n=..

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