Speech and language therapy caseloads in seven districts in the UK

van der Gaag, A., McLoone, P. and Reid, D. (1999) Speech and language therapy caseloads in seven districts in the UK. Journal of Management in Medicine, 13(1), pp. 23-33. (doi:10.1108/02689239910261327) (PMID:10557658)

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Abstract

This paper provides managers and clinicians with an analysis of routine data collected by seven speech and language therapy services in the UK. Managers in seven districts in the UK of varying size and location were asked to provide information on referrals, waiting times and attendances during the six month period, and to give a breakdown of the types of intervention offered and type of clients seen. These data were aggregated and comparisons were made with existing data on speech and language therapy services. The results revealed considerable variations in prevalence, staffing ratios and client management practices. The implications for service planning are discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McLoone, Mr Philip and van der Gaag, Dr Anna
Authors: van der Gaag, A., McLoone, P., and Reid, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Journal of Management in Medicine
Publisher:Emerlad
ISSN:0268-9235
ISSN (Online):1758-7441

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