Journal article

What works, why and how? A scoping review and logic model of rural clinical placements for allied health students

Anna Moran, Susan Nancarrow, Catherine Cosgrave, Anna Griffith, Rhiannon Memery

BMC Health Services Research | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Allied health services are core to the improvement in health outcomes for remote and rural residents. Substantial infrastructure has been put into place to facilitate rural work-ready allied health practitioners, yet it is difficult to understand or measure how successful this is and how it is facilitated. METHODS: A scoping review and thematic synthesis of the literature using program logic was undertaken to identify and describe the contexts, mechanisms and outcomes of successful models of rural clinical placements for allied health students. This involved all empirical literature examining models of regional, rural and remote clinical placements for allied health students betw..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding was provided by the Health Education Training Institute to conduct a basic version of this systematic review in 2013. The updated literature search and logic model synthesis performed in 2019 was not directly funded however the authors AM and CM acknowledge the Australian Government Department of Health Rural HealthMultidisciplinary Training Program for funding their positions.