Proper delegation of routine tasks to trained personnel might increase cost efficiency by freeing the physician to concentrate on the medical and judgmental aspects of patient care.
In ophthalmology, certified ophthalmic medical personnel (OMP) assist the physician by performing many tasks.
The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) selected 77 specific tasks performed by OMP and conducted a task analysis survey to determine the importance of these tasks to ophthalmic practice.
Individual and practice demographics were surveyed simultaneously to compare the effect of individual and practice differences on task importance.
Certified OMP and their sponsoring ophthalmologists were surveyed independently.
Each group was asked to rate the importance of the 77 selected tasks using a five-point scale of importance.
Importance ratings from each survey group were used independently to generate a rank order listing of tasks.
Only 3 of the 77 tasks differed significantly in importance between ophthalmologists and OMP.
The same five tasks were rated as most important by both groups, whereas the second group of the five most important tasks varied only by ±4. Conclusions : The similarity in task importance rankings indicates a common perception between ophthalmologists and OMP concerning the role played by OMP in ophthalmic eye care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ophtalmologie, Médecin généraliste, Technicien, Personnel sanitaire, Assistance technique, Démographie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ophthalmology, General practitioner, Technician, Health staff, Technical assistance, Demography, Human
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