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Table 2 Setting, location and discipline of 51 (audited and non-audited) AHA roles

From: Pilot implementation of allied health assistant roles within publicly funded health services in Queensland, Australia: results of a workplace audit

Audited roles (n = 41)
Level   Setting Location Discipline
  Mean duration - months Acute Sub-acute Community Metropolitan Regional Rural Multidisciplinary Occupational therapy Physiotherapy Speech pathology Pharmacy Social work Dietetics & Nutrition Medical imaging
Trainee 7.0 1 1   2    1 1       
Full (standard) scope 7.2 16 1 7 20 1 3 10 3 6 2 1 1   1
Advanced scope 6.0 9   6 8 5 2 8 2 3   1   1  
Totals (Mean) (6.7) 26 2 13 30 6 5 19 6 9 2 2 1 1 1
Non-audited roles (n = 10)
Level   Setting Location Discipline
  Mean duration - months Acute Sub-acute Community Metropolitan Regional Rural Multidisciplinary Occupational therapy Physiotherapy Speech pathology Pharmacy Social Work Dietetics & nutrition Medical imaging
Trainee 6.0 1    1      1      
Full (standard) scope 5.4 5    2 2 1    1 1 1    2
Advanced scope 1.7 2   2 2 2   2   1   1    
Totals (Mean) (4.4) 8   2 5 4 1 2   3 1 2    2