The STAT team regularly provide half day interactive workshops to guide service providers through the process of implementing the STAT model. The COVID-19 pandemic provided an opportunity to take the workshops online, which has turned out to be a great way to bring people together from a broad geographical area to tackle their waiting list issues.
Upcoming online workshops:
Keep an eye on our events page for open upcoming workshops, or if you would like discuss the possibility of hosting a workshop at your site, please contact us.
Using the STAT model to reduce waiting time in an Outpatient epilepsy clinic
PhD student Annie Lewis is leading the first trial of the STAT model in a medical outpatient clinic. This before and after trial with a time series analysis and process evaluation is taking place in the epilepsy clinic at Box Hill Hospital. Early signs are promising with a waiting list of 600 people having been virtually eliminated through a structured backlog reduction approach. We will now find out if this reduction can be sustained through implementation of the STAT model to maintain supply at the rate of demand.
A poster presentation describing the backlog reduction process was delivered by Annie at the Epilepsy Society of Australia Annual Conference on November 6th, and awarded a special commendation by the Education and Scientific Meeting Committees in recognition of an outstanding scientific presentation.
Specific Timely Appointments in Children’s Services: The CSTAT project
Community based therapy services for children, such as seech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy are often faced with high demand and long waiting lists. The consequences of waiting for these services can be significant, as children miss out on important window of opportunity for treatment as their young brains develop and they move through educational milestones such as starting school.
The CSTAT project is trialling the STAT model in 6 paediatric community health services in Melbourne. The project is funded by the Department of Health and Community Services, as well as the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) via funding for a Translating Research Into Practice Fellowship held by Principal Investigator Dr Katherine Harding.