Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150102227 [ 2015 - 2017 ]

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Researchers Prof John Wakerman; Prof John Humphreys; A/Prof Lisa Bourke; Prof Terry Dunbar; Prof David Lyle; Prof Timothy Carey; Prof Michael Jones; A/Prof Steven Guthridge; Dr Yuejen Zhao

Brief description This study will examine the extent to which increasing levels of short-term health staffing in remote communities influence service acceptability to patients, workload and attitudes of long-term resident primary health care staff, the effectiveness and cost of health services. There is a dearth of information about this 'fly in/fly out' (FIFO) workforce in remote communities, which have the worst health outcomes in the country. This study will systematically and comprehensively examine this phenomenon. The results will inform consumers, health practitioners, health service planners and policy-makers about the impact of FIFO, as well as contribute to strategies to stabilise the remote health workforce.

Funding Amount 517600

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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