Economic consequences in clinical education

Haines, T. P., Isles, R., Jones, A. and Jull, G. (2011) Economic consequences in clinical education. Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal, 12 3: 53-63.

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Author Haines, T. P.
Isles, R.
Jones, A.
Jull, G.
Title Economic consequences in clinical education
Journal name Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1442-1100
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 12
Issue 3
Start page 53
End page 63
Total pages 11
Place of publication Adelaide, SA, Australia
Publisher ANZAME
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Education in the clinical environment has long been central to the training of health practitioners. Recent studies have sought to compare alternate models for providing clinical education. Deciding on which model is superior can be difficult due to potentially conflicting results across a number of outcomes for the many stakeholders involved in this process. Economic evaluations can aid decision making, however, no framework has yet been developed to guide such analyses in this area.

Aims: To describe a framework to guide economic evaluations in decision making for clinical education.

This paper identifies key stakeholders in the clinical education process, proposes a framework of stakeholder interaction that can form the basis of economic evaluations, identifies key outcomes measures, describes the application of cost minimisation and cost effectiveness evaluations in this area, and proposes the introduction of two new outcome measures (the quality adjusted student educated, and the quality adjusted passing student educated) that may help to resolve conflicts between quantity and quality of clinical education. Use of these tools will aid identification of more efficient approaches to providing clinical education.

Conclusion: The incorporation of economic evaluations into the field of clinical education of health professionals is warranted and has the potential to greatly aid identification of efficient models of education.
Keyword Economic consequences
Clinical education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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