The cost and health impact of short-term health staffing in remote and rural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: Does Community Control make a difference?

  • Wakerman, John (Chief Investigator)
  • Humphreys, John (Chief Investigator)
  • Dunbar, Terry (Chief Investigator)
  • Bourke, Lisa (Chief Investigator)
  • Mulholland, Edward (Partner Investigator)
  • Guthridge, Steven (Chief Investigator)
  • Zhao, Yuejen (Partner Investigator)
  • Jones, Mike (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Boffa, John (Partner Investigator)

    Project: Other

    Project Details


    Staffing practices in Aboriginal primary health care services. This project aims to generate new knowledge about the impact of short-term staffing in remote Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services on service acceptability to patients, workload and attitudes of long-term staff and the effectiveness and cost of services. The project intends to compare these results to recent findings about the impact of short-term staffing in government-run clinics, in order to quantify and describe the potential positive effect of community control. Expected outcomes include rigorous evidence about the 'fly in/fly out' workforce and the impact of community control which can inform new policy that will stabilise the remote health workforce, save money and contribute to 'closing the gap' in health outcomes.
    Short titleDP190100328
    Effective start/end date15/08/1914/08/22