Demonstrating the Value of Allied Health Care in SA Health
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The Allied and Scientific Health Office has worked with Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Allied Health Directorate to build on the current understanding and utilisation of health service data to assist AH in contributing to broad health reform strategies.
This project used Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) data and services to identify patient groups relevant to AH, CALHN and applicable to most LHNs. Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) with significant AH input and specific cost saving potential for the site were chosen to demonstrate costing and funding methodology.
Allied Health input and potential for improved quantitative (cost savings) and qualitative (improved patient care) outcomes using alternative AH driven models of care were then identified through further analysis. The analysis determined that numerous strategies were required to ensure further development of an integrated multi-professional, inclusive of AH, based approach to healthcare.
The report provides a template which could be utilised to evaluate and identify opportunities to improve service delivery. Access a copy of the report at the link below.
For further information on activity recording, contact the Allied and Scientific Health Office.