STAT Handbook

The STAT handbook contains a step by step guide to implementing the STAT model. This handbook has been created and made freely available to help service providers to apply an evidence-based approach to the problem of health service waiting lists.

If you are downloading the handbook, we would be very grateful if you would send us a brief email describing the problem that you are seeking to address at your health service. This information helps us to understand what sorts of services are interested in the model and can be used to help guide the development of targeted resources. We would also like to be able to contact you in the future to ask about your experience with STAT.  Your details will not be shared with any other party, and you will not be contacted by us for any purpose unrelated to the STAT model.

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Presentations and discussion

Want to know more? Head to the links below for presentations and Q&A on STAT from lead researcher Dr Katherine Harding, La Trobe University and Eastern Health.

Evidence Based Approaches to Demand Management for Community Allied Health in Gippsland: An online presentation recorded for Allied Health Managers in Gippsland, Victoria, on February 24th 2021 for the Gippsland Sectoral Development Team.

Connecting the Pieces Podcast (Episode 5): In this podcast produced by the Eastern Sector Development Team, Katherine provides an introduction to the STAT model and discusses how it can help health services to manage wait lists and reduce waiting times. She discusses the key features and benefits of the model and provides her expert advice on implementing the model within a range of health settings.

What are we waiting for? An evidence-based approach to reducing waiting time for ambulatory and community services.  This presentation for the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand webinar series was recorded on 19 November 2020. It provides an introduction to the STAT model and discusses the evidence for its effectiveness.