Are we using support workers effectively? The relationship between patient and team characteristics and support worker utilisation in older peoples community-based rehabilitation services in England

Health & Social Care in the Community, 05/24/2012

Results indicate that patient– and team–level factors are a determinant in the proportion of support worker care delivered to older people in the community, suggesting that it may be appropriate to introduce a more explicit targeted deployment of support workers based on patient–level characteristics, which may facilitate a more effective use of qualified practitioner time for more complex, dependent patients.

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