Physiotherapy practice in the private sector: organizational characteristics and models.

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serval:BIB_017A400BD86D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Physiotherapy practice in the private sector: organizational characteristics and models.
Périodique
Bmc Health Services Research
Auteur(s)
Perreault K., Dionne C.E., Rossignol M., Poitras S., Morin D.
ISSN
1472-6963 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1472-6963
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
09/2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
14
Numéro
1
Pages
362
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Résumé
BACKGROUND: Even if a large proportion of physiotherapists work in the private sector worldwide, very little is known of the organizations within which they practice. Such knowledge is important to help understand contexts of practice and how they influence the quality of services and patient outcomes. The purpose of this study was to: 1) describe characteristics of organizations where physiotherapists practice in the private sector, and 2) explore the existence of a taxonomy of organizational models.
METHODS: This was a cross-sectional quantitative survey of 236 randomly-selected physiotherapists. Participants completed a purpose-designed questionnaire online or by telephone, covering organizational vision, resources, structures and practices. Organizational characteristics were analyzed descriptively, while organizational models were identified by multiple correspondence analyses.
RESULTS: Most organizations were for-profit (93.2%), located in urban areas (91.5%), and within buildings containing multiple businesses/organizations (76.7%). The majority included multiple providers (89.8%) from diverse professions, mainly physiotherapy assistants (68.7%), massage therapists (67.3%) and osteopaths (50.2%). Four organizational models were identified: 1) solo practice, 2) middle-scale multiprovider, 3) large-scale multiprovider and 4) mixed.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study provide a detailed description of the organizations where physiotherapists practice, and highlight the importance of human resources in differentiating organizational models. Further research examining the influences of these organizational characteristics and models on outcomes such as physiotherapists' professional practices and patient outcomes are needed.
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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