OT Now: Special Issue: Economics Evidence


 

There is strong agreement concerning the need for economic evidence for occupational therapy services within our profession in Canada and elsewhere. Not only is it necessary to demonstrate that occupational therapy makes a difference for clients, but also that it makes economic sense. As noted during the 2015 Occupational Therapy Canada reflection day (Freeman et al., 2016), in order to advance this priority, our profession’s collective capacity must be developed; capacity in this context refers not only to the need for a more substantial body of research evidence, but also to the need for the profession’s members to be competent consumers of this research evidence.

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There are 13 questions in this survey.

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Survey

In your current practice context, do you use economic evidence?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, has it helped you to improve your practice or advocate for services?
  • Yes
  • No
  • No answer
In your current practice context, how useful would it be to have economic evidence for occupational therapy services?
1 = Not necessary because OT services are well-established and accepted.
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5 = Somewhat useful to support the importance of OT services.
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10 = Urgently needed given vulnerability of OT services.
Have you ever read any literature pertaining to research evidence (articles) regarding economic evidence specifically related to occupational therapy services?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever read any other literature (e.g., book chapters) regarding economic evidence pertaining specifically to occupational therapy services?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever read any literature pertaining to research evidence (articles) regarding economic evidence of health care services in general?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever read any other literature (e.g., book chapters) regarding economic evidence of health services in general?
  • Yes
  • No
How do you rate your ability to understand economics research evidence?
1 = I understand very little.
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5 = I understand some methods.
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10 = I understand well this area.
How do you rate your ability to participate in discussions about economics research evidence with occupational therapy colleagues, other colleagues, or managers?
1 = I have little ability to participate.
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5 = I am able to follow the discussion.
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10 = I am able to knowledgeably contribute to the discussion.
How competent do you feel in being able to collaborate with researchers in research projects to produce economic evidence for occupational therapy services?
1 = I don’t feel at all competent.
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5 = I would be able to follow the project.
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10 = I would be able to knowledgably contribute to carrying out the project.
Would you find it helpful to receive some support in being able to read and understand research economic evidence pertaining to occupational therapy services?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have any other general comments you would like to make about this subject?