publication . Article . 2015

Physiotherapists and Priority Setting: A Focus Group Study in Municipalities in Finnmark, Norway

Morten Nikolaisen; Cathrine Arntzen; Siri Moe;
Open Access Danish
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Fysioterapeuten (issn: 0016-3384, eissn: 0807-9277, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Norwegian Physiotherapist Association
Abstract
Purpose: The article discusses how municipally employed physiotherapists and private practicing physiotherapists in Finnmark’s municipalities describe and reason about prioritization and allocation of tasks. The objective of the study was to gain more knowledge about content and tradeoffs in physiotherapy services and see if professional practice and development are in line with current health policies. Method: The study is based on five focus group interviews with physiotherapists (n=21). Findings: The participants perceived municipal resources for physiotherapy as insufficient, and expressed that they had to perform demanding prioritizations with limited suppo...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: physiotherapy, primary health care, rural health services, health priorities, Medicine (General), R5-920
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