This study will examine the impact of short-term staffing in remote and rural Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) on service acceptability to patients, workload and attitudes of long-term staff, on the effectiveness and cost of delivering these services. The project will also compare these results to recent research about the impact of short-term staffing in government-run clinics, in order to quantify and describe the potential mitigating effect of community control. information about this 'fly in/fly out (FIFO) workforce will inform consumers, practitioners and policy-makers in their attempts to stabilise the remote and rural workforce. It will also provide evidence about the impact of transition to community control.
This application is being submitted by Flinders University (Lead CI: John Wakerman). Certification Form and Draft Application are attached. Please note that the Draft Application budget is being reviewed and will be reduced based on feedback received from Flinders University Research Office. The final application will be submitted to MRO once available.