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Mechanisms to achieve a successful rural physiotherapy public-private partnership: a qualitative study

Emily Farquhar, Anna Moran, David Schmidt

Rural and Remote Health | COLL MEDICINE & DENTISTRY JAMES COOK UNIV TOWNSVILLE | Published : 2020


INTRODUCTION: Longstanding gaps in physiotherapy service delivery exist in rural areas across Australia. In response to this, a large public rural health organisation contracted a private physiotherapy business to implement a public-private partnership (PPP) to supply physiotherapy to hospital inpatients, aged care facility residents and outpatients in four outer regional Australian towns. Treatment rooms were provided by the health organisation for the private physiotherapists to see clients. This study explored how stakeholders defined the success of a PPP model of service delivery in a rural setting and examined if the model was successful according to stakeholder definitions. Barriers an..

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