Allied Health in the Emergency Department
Social Worker Cathie Smith, who leads the Allied Health Emergency Department (ED) team, has been carrying out the project ‘Beyond KPIs - What makes an effective Allied Health Team’.
Cathie undertook a descriptive exploratory study to consider the role (practice) of the ED Allied Health team. The intent is to explore the practice of the Allied Health team from the perspective of the broader ED team. The focus of data analysis is to identify the contribution of the Allied Health team to patient care and the discharge processes within the department.
Cathie has completed a comparative analysis of two staff satisfaction surveys and will undertake a medical record data mining exercise.