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Acknowledgements The authors of this report would like to acknowledge and thank all those who participated in, and assisted with this evaluation. We would particularly like to acknowledge the important contributions made by Community Services, especially members of the Brighter Futures Evaluation Working Group; the Economic Evaluation Working Group; and the(More)
PURPOSE Throughout the world, people with a disability who live in rural and remote areas experience difficulty accessing a range of community-based services including speech-, physio- and occupational therapy. This paper draws on information gathered from carers and adults with a disability living in a rural area in New South Wales (NSW), Australia to(More)
BACKGROUND Policy that supports rural allied health service delivery is important given the shortage of services outside of Australian metropolitan centres. The shortage of allied health professionals means that rural clinicians work long hours and have little peer or service support. Service delivery to rural and remote communities is further complicated(More)
INTRODUCTION Reducing inequalities in health care is one of the main challenges in all countries. In Iran as in other oil-exporting upper middle income countries, we expected to witness fewer inequalities especially in the health sector with the increase in governmental revenues. METHODS This study presents an inequalities assessment of health care(More)
BACKGROUND Process evaluation is vital for understanding how interventions function in different settings, including if and why they have different effects or do not work at all. This is particularly important in trials of complex interventions in 'real world' organisational settings where causality is difficult to determine. Complexity presents challenges(More)
INTRODUCTION The uneven distribution of allied health professionals (AHPs) in rural and remote Australia and other countries is well documented. In Australia, like elsewhere, service delivery to rural and remote communities is complicated because relatively small numbers of clients are dispersed over large geographic areas. This uneven distribution of AHPs(More)
BACKGROUND In this paper, we identify and respond to the fidelity assessment challenges posed by novel contextualised interventions (i.e. interventions that are informed by composite social and psychological theories and which incorporate standardised and flexible components in order to maximise effectiveness in complex settings). We (a) describe the(More)
Some event managers and ticket resellers offer call options under which a customer can pay a small amount now for the guaranteed option to attend a future sporting event by paying an additional amount later. We consider the case of tournament options in which the identity of the two teams playing in a tournament final such as the Super Bowl or the World Cup(More)
• Two stage system – Access – Subsidised access 1) Registration (licensing approval) by Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) – Efficacy, safety, quality 2) Subsidised access to listed drugs through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS); Subsidised access to devices and procedures through the Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS).
OBJECTIVE This paper describes the development of a discrete choice experiment (DCE) questionnaire to identify the factors (attributes) that allied health professionals (AHPs) working with people with disability identify as important to encouraging them to remain practising in rural areas. METHODS Focus groups and semi-structured interviews were conducted(More)