The STAT team regularly provides 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:
All times are Australian Eastern Standard Time (or Australia Eastern Daylight Savings October to March).
March 30th 2023, 12.30-4.30 pm
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.