Friday, 2 November 2012
Measuring the quality of allied health services in Australia (Open access article)
Measuring the quality of allied health services in Australia: Is it a case of "the more we learn, the less we know" has recently been published in the open access journal, Journal of Healthcare Leadership.
This evidence-informed analytical review outlines factors that should be considered by allied health leaders when measuring allied health service quality. It describes allied health services in detail and discusses the difficulties when making these measurements, taking into account the locations and range of services provided and the complexity of the allied health discipline-mix. The authors emphasise the importance of strong, visionary, and collaborative leadership to ensure that allied health activities and outcomes are both measured and reported in an effective and efficient fashion.
Grimmer-Sommers K, Milanese S, Kumar S. (2012). Journal of Healthcare Leadership, 4, 71-81