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The implementation process of the extended scope physiotherapist : a stakeholder analysis

Koeleman, M.J. (2022) The implementation process of the extended scope physiotherapist : a stakeholder analysis.

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Abstract:In this study, the implementation process of Extended Scope Physiotherapy is discussed. There is a new role for physiotherapists named Extended Scope. It can be seen as a Primary Care Plus function. There are different ways to implement the Extended Scope into the Dutch health care system. The main research question is: ‘’How can the Extended Scope Physiotherapy be implemented?’’. This question is answered from the perspectives of the different stakeholders. The following stakeholders are included in this study: physiotherapists, general practitioners, orthopedics, health insurers, and the Dutch Organization of Physiotherapy. The results are divided into different subjects: promoting and obstructing factors for the implementation process, conditions for the implementation of Extended Scope, the process of the Extended Scope in health care, range of tasks of the Extended Scope, and advantages after the implementation. The main result that came forward, is that the current situation of health care is mainly a promoting factor for the implementation process. One of the obstructing factors is the commercial thoughts of physiotherapists. One of the main conditions is the qualities that an Extended Scope must have. The main result of the process in health care is that the Extended Scope needs to be placed outside the walls of the hospital. Also, a result of the range of tasks is the different tools the Extended Scope needs to have access to. One of the advantages that came forward is the new perspective for the physiotherapist. Keywords: Extended Scope, physiotherapy, implementation, Primary Care Plus, stakeholders
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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