Journal article

Exploration of an allied health workforce redesign model: quantifying the work of allied health assistants in a community workforce.

Lisa Somerville, Annette Davis, Sarah Milne, Desiree Terrill, Kathleen Philip

Aust Health Rev | Published : 2018

Abstract

The Victorian Assistant Workforce Model (VAWM) enables a systematic approach for the identification and quantification of work that can be delegated from allied health professionals (AHPs) to allied health assistants (AHAs). The aim of the present study was to explore the effect of implementation of VAWM in the community and ambulatory health care setting. Data captured using mixed methods from allied health professionals working across the participating health services enabled the measurement of opportunity for workforce redesign in the community and ambulatory allied health workforce. A total of 1112 AHPs and 135 AHAs from the 27 participating organisations took part in the present study. ..

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