Capricornia Allied Health Partnership (CAHP): A case study of an innovative model of care addressing chronic disease through a regional student-assisted clinic

Kerrie-anne Frakes, Sharon Brownie, Lauren Davies, Janelle B Thomas, Mary-Ellen Miller, Zephanie Tyack

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Abstract

Faced with significant health and workforce challenges, the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service commenced an innovative student-assisted clinical model of care. The Capricornia Allied Health Partnership (CAHP) in 2010. The clinic supports pre-entry allied health student clinical placements to: (1) address service delivery gaps for previously underserved people with chronic disease; (2) facilitate hospital avoidance and early discharge from the local hospital; (3) provide an attractive clinical placement opportunity for allied health students that will potentially lead to future recruitment success, and (4) demonstrate leadership in developing interprofessional skills of future health workforce trainees. This case study details the conceptual background of the initial model, the key features of the clinical placement and service delivery model, and discusses the current and future evaluation of the clinic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-486
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Health Review
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

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