Allied health services
A database of allied health services
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Blog posts about avoidable errors and high costs
13 NOVEMBER, 2017 A technology bridge Solving every day problems Booking and payment platforms Wikihospitals - Donald McPhail, thank you for joining us. We're here today to talk about several health start-ups, including Becon Health and...
Health Delivered shows the future of health software When Pete Saunders finished his Masters of Visual Communications and Graphics Arts at the University of Tasmania in 2010, he didn’t realise it would lead him to forming a health...
Statistics indicating major trends
- Percent of patients who received inpatient rehabilitation, after a stroke – Canadian study 16%
- Percent of stroke patients who received out-patient rehabilitation after a stroke – Australian study 34%
- What percent of the factors that influence a person’s health, are related to access to health care? 20%
- What percent of the factors that impact on people’s health are due to social issues like homelessness, drug addiction and poverty? 80%
- What percent of people with type 2 diabetes are over weight? 85%
- What percent of obesity was found to be is responsible for hypertension in men? 78%
A brief summary
Major problems to avoid
- The 80/20 rule applies in healthcare. 20% of health problems relate to the availability of health services. 80% relate to basic living issues like homelessness, poor diet, drug and alcohol addictions. Yet funding for allied health and community services remains a low priority.
- Continuing to fund acute, hospital-based health services to treat preventable disease, rather than funding community based lifestyle management programs, is unsustainable.
Positive things to seek out
- As hospital funding slowly moves from ‘fee for service’ to ‘payment for outcomes’, hospitals are beginning to changing their practices.
- As health services shift to consumer style services, people can now use teleconferencing to communicate with health professionals and book home carers themselves.